WaHu Student Apartments

WaHu Student Apartments is a mixed-use development located just east of the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus in the Prospect Park neighborhood. Our design team saw this project as a unique opportunity to design a gateway building that will also serve as a catalyst for future transit-oriented development in the area. We envisioned the streetscape as a linear promenade along the Washington Avenue and Huron Boulevard edges.

WaHu includes retail and commercial space that fronts the public streets on the first floor. Floors two through 11 will have 313 units of market-rate rental housing which will be marketed to university students. The exterior materials will be contemporary and dynamic in nature to animate this particular intersection, with materials such as glass, metal panels, metal siding, and cement board panels. The building’s fenestration incorporates an ample amount of glass throughout the upper floors as well as a storefront window system utilized on the ground floor of the building.

Amenities include:

  • Secured building access
  • Common study areas
  • Community rooms
  • Outdoor courtyards
  • Roof decks
  • Indoor/outdoor pool
  • On-site leasing and property management staff