Prioritizing student wellness
Uncommon Flagstaff, is a 375,400 sf-mixed-use student housing project, with 180 units (585 beds) near Northern Arizona University (NAU). Located immediately adjacent to the campus, connection to the local community was of paramount importance. The complex features outdoor covered plazas with seating areas, outdoor elevated terraces along the main street façade, covered below-ground parking, and a transit stop on-site. Three retail venues and a coffee bar draw in both residents and members of the local community, deepening social connections
Because of the unique climate system, special high-performance building design strategies were considered, such as using materials that have low thermal expansion and using fasteners that accommodate these daily changes.