University of South Carolina Campus Village
Columbia, South Carolina
The Campus Village project stands to be a multi-phased development with the goal of transforming an area of South campus into a vibrant, community-oriented place for students to gather and engage while promoting campus continuity.
Phase I begins with the razing of two mid-century housing structures and two surface parking lots; making way for more than 1,800 beds of student housing, 315,000 SF of new surface and structured parking, as well as a new dining facility with over 3,000 seats. Russell House, one of the existing University Unions on campus will also receive an extensive renovation to include new academic support spaces and student meeting space.
Phase II continues with the development of over 1,400 student housing beds within a mix of suite, semi-suite, and studio configurations. With more than 362,000 SF, Phase II will be an integral part in creating the new village.
Over the life of the three phases, there will be more than 3,700 student housing beds encompassing 1,500,000 SF of new development put in place. The additional housing, dining, union renovations, and infrastructure will ensure this new area of campus meets the University’s goal of creating new identity for South campus while maintaining connectivity to north campus.