Global Village Opens at Rochester Institute of Technology

by Katie Sloan

The mixed-use project features a 414-bed student housing component.

Rochester, N.Y. — The grand opening has been held for Global Village, a 189,000-square-foot mixed-use project on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester. The main feature of the project, which is known as Global Village, is a 414-bed student housing component that contains a mix of apartments and suite-style housing. In addition, the project contains 20,000 square feet of retail space and 12,000 square feet of academic space.

Features of Global Village include a restaurant, a convenience store, a copy center, mail facilities and a fitness center. The project’s outdoor plaza contains outdoor seating for the restaurant as well as an outdoor lounge containing a fire pit and a small performance area. The lounge also turns into a small skating rink in the winter. The outdoor area also features a south-facing lawn “beach” and a green roof above the restaurant.

The project’s academic space focuses on the school’s multicultural programs and study abroad program. In addition, it contains an entrepreneurial center and a prototype lab space. ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge was the project architect, and SWA Group was the landscape architect.

— Coleman Wood


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