Slippery Rock University Student Housing I & II

Location: Slippery Rock, PA
Type: Student Housing
Construction Cost: $94 Million
Square Footage: 743,329 GSF
Number of Units: 921
Completed: June 2008
Client: Slippery Rock University Foundation
Architect: WTW Architects

Slippery Rock University commenced a $94 million project to replace the outdated 1970’s high-rise dormitories with modern low-rise residential facilities. Mistick served as the general contractor for both phases of this endeavor. Phase I of the Slippery Rock University Student Housing project involved the construction of 4 buildings accommodating 1,390 students, while Phase II mirrored this achievement by adding 2 more buildings for an additional 746 students. These facilities feature several different floor plans, accommodating single, double, and quad occupancy, with at least 1 full bathroom per 2 occupants.

The project incorporated keyless security systems, laundry facilities on every floor, energy-efficient lighting, individual unit temperature controls, and handicap-accessible rooms with lower counters and accessible showers. Additional amenities included enhanced seminar/conference rooms with adjacent food service support areas, computer lounges, music and dance practice rooms, recreational facilities, residential life offices and support areas, and wireless internet service in public areas.

Operating within a controlled campus environment, Mistick completed Phase I ahead of schedule, earning praise from both the architect and owner for the smooth and efficient construction process. Phase II was slated for completion by June 2008.

Designed and constructed to achieve LEED certification, this project became one of the world's largest "green" housing facilities upon its 2009 certification. Covering 743,329 SF, it was also the largest residential project to receive LEED certification, featuring advanced technologies like motion-sensor lighting, automated flush toilets, and a computerized HVAC system.