HATTIESBURG — Two major construction projects at the University of Southern Mississippi are transforming the north side of campus, with the Century Park residential facility set to open for the fall 2010 semester and a 1,200-space parking garage slated for completion by spring 2011.
Century Park is a $39-million development, the largest in the history of the university, and will consist of four, four-story buildings in a gated community with 864 beds and a learning center in the middle of the complex that will include meeting spaces and study lounges.
The project is a continuation of the university’s housing master plan, with the goal of being a Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified residential complex.
Landry and Lewis is the lead architect for the project, with the firm Clark-Nexsen assisting as design consultants. Yates Construction is the building contractor.
The five-story, mixed-use open zone parking facility will add 1,200 will be open to students, faculty and staff driving vehicles registered through parking management. Located on the north side of Bond Hall, it will have security lighting throughout, along with handicapped parking and elevators. It is designed with a brick veneer in keeping with other campus architecture designs.
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