University of Alabama at Birmingham
A 50%/50% privatized partnership was finalized between Academic Privatization, LLC and Allen & O'Hara, Inc. for the benefit of the University of Alabama Birmingham. Under the terms of the agreement, Allen & O'Hara/AP, LLC developed this freshmen student residence facility on the campus of the University of Alabama Birmingham. The financing was accomplished through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds.
The units are suite-style with 2 bedrooms sharing a living area and bathroom. Four students occupy this typical unit. Amenities include extensive programming and study areas throughout the housing, plus a 5,000 Sq. Ft. Freshman Center.
Construction was completed on schedule and on budget in May, 2006, so the building is in service to handle summer conferences.
A unique feature of the building is a large freshmen student center to serve all freshmen on campus. This student center will be operated by the University. The new building is also designed to link with the new University dining hall and dining plaza next door.
|Location:||University of Alabama Birminham, Birmingham, AL|
|Name:||Freshman Residence Hall|
|Developers:||Academic Privatization, LLC|
|Allen & O'Hara Inc.|
|Gross SQ. FT:||206,500 sq. ft.|
|Room Style:||1, 2 and 4 person suites without kitchens|
|Amenities:||There is controlled access to the building, video cameras throughout, exercise room, study lounges, a computer lab, classroom, community kitchens, a TV lounge on each floor, and a central laundry area. Each bedroom is fully furnished and includes a small refrigerator and microwave. Each bedroom is wired directly to the University computer network and furnished with telephone and cable TV connections.|