Beck – Construction
Robbins Bell & Kreher Architects, Inc – Architect
Known for having some of the better residence halls in the region, about 70 percent of all The University of Tampa students live on its main campus. Straz Hall provides students with all the amenities of an upscale, modern living space, plus spectacular views of the Tampa skyline and Hillsborough Bay with sophisticated dining options. Built by Beck, the 8-story building provides apartment-style living for 480 students. Each apartment has a full kitchen, shared bathroom, living area where students can gather and four single sleeping rooms. On the first floor there is plenty of community space where residents can study and socialize, either inside or outside.
Located conveniently across the street from the main entrance to campus, the 11-story Urso Hall houses approximately 180 juniors and seniors. Students live in single and double studio apartments with mini kitchens and private bathrooms. Just outside the lobby is a large community garden room available for studying or hosting events.
Beck – Architect Beck – Construction
The University of Tampa’s newest residence hall, Howard and Patricia Jenkins Hall, was designed to promote student community and interaction. Designed and built by Beck, the 11-story residence hall houses 528 undergraduate students. A typical suite has four single bedrooms, a large common living room and two full bathrooms. Two, two-story lofts, accessed from the 10th floor, offer townhouse-like living and outstanding views, for groups of eight students each. All rooms are cable and network ready. There are multiple large living areas with floor to ceiling glass, common kitchen areas as well as a laundry room. In addition to residential suites, the top floor contains two large community multi-purpose rooms, specifically for organizational and group activities. Offering views of Tampa Bay, the rooms have flexible floor plans. With green features such as a rooftop solar array and daylight optimized living spaces, the project achieved LEED Gold certification.