Construction Watch: University of Miami housing complexes move forward

Current student housing, built about 50 years ago, will be replaced with two new complexes opening by 2025
By: | October 11, 2019
The University of Miami is building two new student housing complexes, including Lakeside Village (pictured).The University of Miami is building two new student housing complexes, including Lakeside Village (pictured).

The University of Miami is steadily pushing ahead with plans to replace current student housing, built about 50 years ago, with accommodations that mirror the way young people learn today. In late April, the final concrete slabs for the 25 interconnected buildings of Lakeside Village (the first of two new complexes) were completed. It will open to residents in fall 2020. The second phase, Centennial Village, begins with the demolition of Stanford Residential College and Hecht Residential College, both built in the late 1960s, and the interior renovation of Eaton Residential College. Construction will be split into stages, with work projected to take place from 2020-25. Read more.

In other construction news:

The University of California, Riverside and American Campus Communities have broken ground on North District, a mixed-use community anchored by new student housing buildings. Read more.

Goshen College, a liberal arts Mennonite institution in Indiana, outlined how the communications department will be coming together in new ways by August 2020. A $1.18 million building project will convert Newcomer Center on the south side of campus into joint space for students to edit, write, layout and broadcast. Read more.

The University of Toronto, Canada’s largest institution, has installed temporary safety barriers at the computer science building on its downtown campus, where a student was found dead by suicide on September 27. Read more.