University Flats

University of Kentucky
LEED Certified



University Flats, is an amenity-filled community that more closely resemble a mixed-use housing development versus what we once called a dorm.



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They’re not ‘dorms’ anymore.

They are walkable, amenity-filled communities that more closely resemble a mixed-use apartment complex versus what we once called a dormitory. Today’s college students embrace housing facilities that are lively, engaging, state-of-the-art, and sustainable.

Knowing today’s residence halls aren’t yesterday dorms, University Flats, designed by Sherman Carter Barnhart, offers two and four bedroom apartment style living on campus at the University of Kentucky. With on-campus amenities that look more like off-campus amenities to appeal to students, University Flats features indoor/outdoor recreation, in-suite laundry, and a two story Club Room, complete with a private kitchen, billiards, fireplace, and an outdoor covered patio that can be reserved for private functions, as well as a sand volleyball court.

University Flat’s architectural elements include a mix of brick masonry, limestone masonry features, and insulated metal panels gives, giving the facility an urban feel as the gateway to the South Campus Residence Halls development. University Flats, along with Lewis Hall, Donovan, Lyman Hall, and Haggin Hall, is one of five new residence halls developed along the University Drive corridor.

The seven story building houses 772 students total. It is the first new student housing designed specifically for older students to provide the University with a continuum of opportunity for attracting their returning students. While the residence is constructed as one structure, it functionally operates as two buildings with separate entrances for upperclassmen and graduate students. The upperclassmen residence features a mix of two and four bedroom apartments. The graduate residence features a mix of one bedroom apartments and studios. All units in both residences feature a private laundry and full-featured kitchen.

The upperclassmen entrance includes a prominent glazed curtainwall, limestone, and metal panel façade leading to a two-story main lobby. The lobby leads to an adjacent two story Club Room, complete with a private kitchen, a fireplace, and an outdoor covered patio that can be reserved for private functions. A multipurpose room with a view is included on each of the top five floors. A breezeway provides a pedestrian connection from University Drive to the rear courtyard. The graduate entrance features its own exclusive entry, with an extended height corner tower element comprised of curtainwall and insulated metal panels. The living environment is enhanced with work by local Kentucky artists scattered throughout the lobbies and public spaces. Both entries will be equipped with UK blue and color-changeable lighting that will be illuminated on special occasions. The residence hall incorporates the latest technologies including wireless internet and satellite connections to enhance the living experience for today’s modern students.

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With our extensive experience in the design of student housing, Sherman Carter Barnhart knows creative design solutions will lead to better learning and a sense of community.

Over the next few days, we are going to highlight key design strategies.
They Aren't "Dorms" Anymore
Today’s college students embrace housing facilities that are lively, engaging, state-of-the-art, and sustainable.

Sherman Carter Barnhart's design solutions evaluate the entire campus and campus fabric to engage the residence hall with the university campus as a whole. Residence halls are not isolated but instead a key component to the campus. Residence halls are walkable, amenity-filled communities that more closely resemble a mixed-use apartment complex than what we once called a dormitory.
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With our extensive experience in the design of student housing, Sherman Carter Barnhart knows creative design solutions will lead to better learning and a sense of community.  Over the next few days, we are going to highlight key design strategies. 
They Arent Dorms Anymore
Today’s college students embrace housing facilities that are lively, engaging, state-of-the-art, and sustainable.  Sherman Carter Barnharts design solutions evaluate the entire campus and campus fabric to engage the residence hall with the university campus as a whole. Residence halls are not isolated but instead a key component to the campus.  Residence halls are walkable, amenity-filled communities that more closely resemble a mixed-use apartment complex than what we once called a dormitory.

 

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When I describe what it was like living in Haggin Hall (the old one) in '78 .... Oliver (son who lived in Lewis Hall as a freshman and still as a sophomore) just looks at me weird .... he just can't imagine .... nice work SCB !

Wish I could be a student now!

With our extensive experience in the design of student housing, Sherman Carter Barnhart knows creative design solutions will lead to better learning and a sense of community.

Over the next few days, we are going to highlight key design strategies.

Fostering Privacy & Community
It's a balancing act. On one side the majority of freshmen coming to campus have never shared a bedroom. They want to choose how and when they socialize. On the other side, university and college officials know a sense of community must exist for students to succeed.

Our design solutions provide a balance. Student rooms feature private sleeping and study areas coupled with community eating and socializing spaces. To continue to foster a sense of community, each residence hall features kitchens, lounges and study spaces.

To learn more about our student housing designs click here: www.scbarchitects.com/category/projects/student-housing/
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4 days ago

With our extensive experience in the design of student housing,  Sherman Carter Barnhart knows creative design solutions will lead to better learning and a sense of community.  Over the next few days, we are going to highlight key design strategies.  Fostering Privacy & Community
Its a balancing act. On one side the majority of freshmen coming to campus have never shared a bedroom. They want to choose how and when they socialize. On the other side, university and college officials know a sense of community must exist for students to succeed.  Our design solutions provide a balance. Student rooms feature private sleeping and study areas coupled with community eating and socializing spaces. To continue to foster a sense of community, each residence hall features kitchens, lounges and study spaces.  To learn more about our student housing designs click here: https://www.scbarchitects.com/category/projects/student-housing/

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