University View Apartments I

Voted the Best Place to Live Off Campus
Location: 
College Park, Maryland
Client: 
Clark Enterprises, Inc.
Architect: 
WDG Architecture, PLLC
Additional collaborations with WDG Architecture, PLLC:
Contract Value: 
$47,200,000
Size: 
660,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2005

University View Apartments I is a 16-story, 660,000 square-foot structure. It contains 352 units for University of Maryland (UMD) students living off campus in College Park.

University View Apartments I are offered exclusively to UMD students at rental rates similar to the costs for on-campus housing. The university provides these students with access to shuttle-bus service, campus services and on-campus meal plans. Amenities include a fitness center, game and TV club room, two study rooms, pool and outdoor terrace.

Since the project was sited on a 100-year flood plain, the building's above-grade, cast-in-place parking garage is located on the first four levels and built on top of driven steel piles and pile caps. Above it are 12 floors of post-tension concrete highlighted by brick, precast concrete and split-face CMU accents. 

Due to their popularity and student demand, Clark built a second, and adjacent, University View apartment building in 2010.