San Antonio, Texas/359,000 square feet/1,000 beds
BOKA Powell collaborated with the University of Texas at San Antonio to develop a building program and provide architectural design and interior design services to deliver the 1,002-bed Chaparral Village complex, located in the campus’ northwestern quadrant. The 350,000 square-foot residential quadrangle and five 9,000 square-foot Commons Buildings interspersed throughout the development reflect the distinctive Spanish eclectic design language prescribed for UTSA’s future construction. The apartment-style units feature a furnished living room and kitchenette, private bedrooms and shared bathrooms. The five Commons Buildings feature living and lounge areas, meeting rooms, computer rooms, a game room, office suites, full-size kitchens and laundry facilities. Gated in the evening for security, the complex features a pool and hot tub, basketball court, and outdoor picnic areas with barbecue grills. The market-style Roadrunner Café provides food service with indoor and outdoor seating areas. Chaparral Village represents the new standard in university student housing by offering students more than an institutional, dormitory-style room. By catering to students’ desires, Universities are able to recapture student housing revenue by offering students a variety of amenities they would normally seek from private, off campus developers.