Prescott College to Open Sustainable Student Housing

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"This is a huge milestone for Prescott College since we reopened our campus in the heart of downtown Prescott."

Prescott College will unveil its sustainable Campus Village student housing project Wednesday, August 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. Join Prescott Mayor Marlin Kuykendall, College President Kristin R. Woolever, and other local dignitaries for a formal ribbon cutting, followed by refreshments and tours of the complex.

In close consult with architect Phil Weddle of Weddle Gilmore Architects, Haley Construction Co. of Prescott built the 104-bed facility situated on the western end of the campus with LEED certification requirements integrated into the plan.

“With practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations, and maintenance solutions, we’re walking our talk about the environment and sustainability,” says Prescott College President Dr. Kristin R. Woolever. "Although LEED certification can’t be awarded until the buildings are fully operational and occupied."

“It’s a win-win situation for all involved,” says Jack Herring, Dean of On-Campus Programs at Prescott College. Incoming freshman can expect homes that boast passive solar design, solar photovoltaic technology, and EnergyStar appliances and high-efficiency lighting fixtures.

According to Herring, research demonstrates that new students who live in college housing are often more successful in completing their studies. To foster a peer-support network, students will be assigned rooms and courses according to themes that tie into their area of study. Revenue generated from housing fees will feed directly back into the College’s operational budget.

“This is a huge milestone for Prescott College since we reopened our campus in the heart of downtown Prescott,” says Woolever. “As our campus expands and becomes more gentrified we hope the local community will visit us for lectures, workshops, community information sessions, breakfast or lunch at the Crossroads Café, nationally-renowned artist exhibits at the Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse, or shop our Bookstore which now sells locally-grown organic produce, dairy and meats.”

This event is free and open to the public. Please park in the College parking lots along Garden Street and follow the signs to Campus Village.