WaHu Student Apartments are a mixed-use development located just east of the University of Minnesota in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. The site is located across from the Stadium Village stop on Metro Transit’s Green Line. This prominent location presented a unique opportunity to design a gateway building at the end of the campus that serves as a catalyst for future transit-oriented development in the area.
The project includes retail and commercial space that fronts the public streets on the first floor. Floors two through 11 have 313 units of market-rate rental housing marketed to university students. The exterior materials are a dynamic and contemporary mix intended to animate this particular intersection using materials such as glass, metal panels, metal siding, and cement board panels.