The mass, scale and orientation of this $22.1 million project create a much needed anchor and identity for a previously undefined part of campus. Kennedy Apartments incorporates mixed use components of a ground level caf� and satellite bookstore with four stories of residential units above.
The project provides housing for upper level students with an independent lifestyle; therefore benefits of private apartment living were combined with the social interaction of dormitory life. Each of the 421 student residents has a private bedroom along with a kitchen, living room, and bathroom shared with a maximum of three suite-mates.
Street level parking is hidden by the buildings in order to enhance the pedestrian environment. A fifth level sundeck overlooking downtown Spokane and the spiritual center of campus, St. Aloysius, provides visual reinforcement of the idea of community connection for student residents.
Runberg Architectural Group was ALSC's design associate for this project.