Clarion University Student Housing

Location: Clarion, PA 16214
Type: Student Housing
Construction Cost: $47.2 Million
Square Footage: 250,436 GSF
Number of Units: 373
Completed: December 2015
Client: Clarion University Foundation, Inc.
Architect: WTW Architects

Clarion University Student Housing involves constructing 2 new five-story dormitory buildings along the main street at the campus edge. These buildings house 728 students in 373 suites, located above retail and university facilities, connecting the campus with Clarion’s business district. The retail component includes a Clarion University store, Starbucks, Denny’s Den, and a 190-seat movie theater with a stage and instruction space.

The development prioritizes environmental considerations, earning a LEED Silver certification, alongside energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling.