Building on the relationship with Young Harris College after the construction of the Young Harris Enotah Hall, Student Recreation Center, and The Villages Phases 1 and 2, DPR was selected to build The Towers. The facility is configured in “pods,” or small communities consisting of students living in different sizes and styles of rooms surrounding a country-club-style bath area.
The project required demolition of an existing dormitory and adjacent basketball court to construct the new 62,000-sq.-ft., 200-bed, 3- and 4-story, 3-building pod-style Freshman dormitory. The buildings are connected with enclosed walkways and vary in height from 3 to 4 levels. Students will share restrooms and showers as well as common area living spaces to encourage interaction among students.
Each pod features study alcoves and lounges with sofas and flat-screen televisions, providing students with common areas to study and socialize.
The project targeted LEED Silver.