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KSQ Architects Designs Off-Campus Student Housing Community Next to Liberty University

TULSA, OK — KSQ Architects has designed the first of three phases of purpose-built student housing and clubhouses in Lynchburg, VA. Called The VUE@Liberty Mountain, the development consists of 168 apartments with 676 bedrooms in phase one. On the edge of Liberty University's campus, this state-of-the-art student community will have one-, two-, four-, five- and six-bedroom apartments and feature a 16,000-square-foot clubhouse.

A partial list of features and amenities includes:
“The Hub” clubhouse features a unique design and includes the following:

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Tanning beds
  • Game area
  • Café
  • Computer lab
  • Study rooms
  • Media center
  • Lounges
  • Front-door shuttle service to campus

“The Oasis” courtyard, a 500-foot-long resort-style recreation area to relax, study and connect includes:

  • Two tiered infinity saltwater pools with sun shelf
  • Ping pong tables
  • Hammock gardens
  • Firepits
  • Grilling stations
  • Outdoor theater and concert nights
  • Open green space
  • Outdoor seating throughout

The developer, Chris Langley, a Lynchburg native and a leader in multifamily and student housing in the Lynchburg market, has served over 6,500 Liberty students. CF Evans Construction of Orangeburg, SC, is the general contractor. Construction is anticipated to be complete July of 2015.

“Whether the student housing is located on-campus or off, KSQ is committed to creating vibrant communities for young adults to live, learn, socialize and grow,” says KSQ principal and director Armand Quadrini, AIA, LEED-AP. “Millennials are bringing fresh perspectives to the housing market, and it’s thrilling for us to study their viewpoints and living needs, and to innovate within this generational shift. We’re excited to be on this team, and to be designing especially for the needs of Liberty University students.”

Owner/developer Chris Langley agrees. “Our team is truly excited to take off-campus student housing to the next level. We’re using what we’ve learned over the last 23 years while serving more than 6,500 students and creating a whole new experience in dynamic, vibrant student living at The VUE @Liberty Mountain.

“Upon our first meeting with KSQ, our team was highly impressed with their capabilities and what they have accomplished in the student market. We were seeking an architectural firm willing to partner with us in the creative process to deliver a product students will love.”

About KSQ Architects
With offices in Colorado, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas, KSQ Architects is a full-service architectural firm providing programming, planning, architectural and interior design services. The firm specializes in student life, K-12 and multifamily housing facilities throughout the United States. KSQ has completed projects nationwide on more than 50 campuses totaling $1 billion in construction.

About The VUE
Chris Langley, a Lynchburg native and a leader in multifamily and student housing in the Lynchburg market, has served over 6,500 Liberty University students. Learn more about The VUE at movetothevue.com.

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