The Artist Village at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a creative beacon and supportive home for undergraduate students, housing 60% of the school’s students. Featuring a mixture of single and double suites, this 450-bed residence hall features active common spaces on each floor, full kitchens, study rooms, onsite laundry facilities, and lounges for events and socializing.
Located at the core of campus, the project defines two outdoor open spaces: an entry plaza facing the master-planned Artswalk and a private lawn where residents can gather to study or relax. Ground-floor galleries built into the two elevator lobbies provide dedicated space where students can display their art.
A study in contrast, the building’s exterior utilizes opposing façade materials and textures in various shades of school colors black and white. The building is divided into two wings – Artist Village East and Artist Village West – that connect with a dramatic glass bridge. Inside, students enjoy views of downtown Winston-Salem, as seen from the highest vantage point on campus.