Congratulations to American Campus Communities on their 2017 Multi-family Pillars of the Industry Award for Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community for the Summit at University City! We are proud to be part of the design team with architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) on this complex project with many facets.
Ground Reconsidered was the Landscape Architect on the team, responsible for design and documentation of the multi-level amenity terrace built over the parking garage, the streetscape and the entry stairs. The terrace includes a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, tables and chairs, a multi-level bike parking structure, and a lounge area. The planters are designed to capture and filter stormwater from the adjacent roofs. The entry stairs provide both circulation and an occupiable space to sit and wait for friends, socialize, and collaborate.
The Summit at University City was completed in 2015 and received an Award of Excellence from the Urban Land Institute in 2016.