Campus Apartments Completes Phase Two of Development at Shippensburg University

by Scott Reid

Shippensburg, Pa. — Shippensburg University Student Services, Inc. (SUSSI) and Campus Apartments have completed the second phase of a project to upgarde all on-campus residences.

This $65 million second phase includes three new residences on the south side of campus – Keefer Hall, Lackhove Hall and McCune Hall. These living-learning facilities accommodate 922 students with semi-suite and full-suite floor plans, as well as common areas and lounges for student interaction and studying. The new residences provide students with more than 292,000 square feet of living and learning space, as well as green space for outdoor recreation and leisure activities.

Completed in Dec. 2012, the $70 million first phase included three new housing residences, involving two facilities on the north side of campus and one on the south side. The residences accommodate 924 students with semi-suite and full-suite floor plans, multipurpose programming areas and generous study and social lounges. One of the north-side buildings also includes a 13,000-square-foot wellness center, while the south-side building includes a new home for the university’s honors program. All three residences were recently LEED certified.

Since breaking ground in 2011, Campus Apartments has completed construction on six new residences as part of a multiphase housing renewal plan. The new buildings provide more than 1,800 students with modern sustainable living and learning facilities. The project is under the direction and ownership of SUSSI, an independent non-profit organization that serves as the voice for the student community. A third phase of the housing renewal project is still under consideration.

Campus Apartments is collaborating with a development team that includes architect CUBE 3 Studio, general contractor Fortune-Johnson, Inc. and consulting engineer Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

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