Featuring various housing options for students and sweeping views of Nashville’s skyline, this signature building is the tallest on the campus, while establishing additional green space. Rapid growth in student population in recent years created the need for this new co-ed residence hall, Belmont’s largest student housing building. Rising 10 stories high, it houses more than 600 upper classmen, while seeking to enhance the on-campus living experience.

The diverse housing configurations include about 40 percent suite-style with four beds / one bathroom and 60 percent apartment-style, ranging from single occupancy to five bedrooms with a living room, kitchen and two bathrooms. The 10th floor penthouse has four bedrooms and two bathrooms on two levels. A fitness center is open to all students to provide additional on-campus fitness and recreation options. The site also includes the university’s first “natural” lawn with a stream, waterfall, rolling hills, public seating and a statue of the Bruin mascot.

The building pays homage to Belmont’s architectural vernacular and addresses current and future student housing needs. Honoring the university’s commitment to good environmental stewardship, ESa designed this project to attain LEED® Gold Certification.

Photos © Attic Fire Photography; © Chad Mellon