Designed to Build Community

The latest residence hall at Indiana University is all about community-building. Design of the Rose Avenue Residence Hall was based on the four principles that evolved from ACUHO-I’s 21st Century Project which focus on community, sustainability, technology, and flexibility.  The $38 million project includes practice rooms for music students, a coffee shop in the lobby, kitchenettes on each floor and a variety of room styles. The floor arrangement features rooms clustered together in small groups with pod bathrooms (shared, locking, individual bathrooms). These small residential units are separated by shared lounges and group study areas. IU freshman Rachel Thickstun chose to live in Rose Avenue over other res halls that were more conveniently located because it offered everything she was looking for in a place to live. “It’s super eco-friendly and had all the little extras.”  Another IU student wrote about her experiences in  “Rose Avenue Residence Hall: What’s it like? Indiana University was one of only three college campuses in the country selected as part of  ACUHO-I’s commitment  to develop campus housing that provides unique, functional, and technologically advanced living experiences.