Student housing became necessary as the Ringling College of Art and Design campus expanded its classroom and resource facilities. The new 77,200-square-foot student housing project houses 183 beds. A new bridge was designed to cross the nearby bayou and additional boardwalks around the building. The college needed the housing ready by the Fall semester, causing an expedited three month design and construction document phases and 14-month build time.
The site's poor soil conditions utilized deep foundations for the three-story building. Construction consisted of masonry walls and steel columns/beams supporting pre-cast hollowcore plank.