Located near the university campus, this community provides housing for graduate students and visiting faculty. Embracing both the legacy of the architecture at the university and the uniqueness of the desert, this neighborhood provides a dynamic living-learning environment.
The buildings were designed to be architecturally sensitive to the surrounding area, while still functioning to serve the needs of the student residents.
The designs adopted a southwestern exterior, familiar in much of Tucson, for both visual and environmental reasons. JZMK Partners incorporated shaded paseos and community gathering spaces, allowing students to study outdoors. Student apartments are situated around intimate interior courtyards that are linked to a larger main courtyard, adjacent to a community building that houses the study room.