University Place


Morgantown, WV Completed 2014
Project Highlights
  • 494,500 sf, 238 units
  • 958 beds
  • New Construction
  • Developed by Paradigm Development Group

Not your parents’ college dorm.

Located in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Morgantown on West Virginia University property, University Place has transformed an aging off-campus housing precinct into a vibrant urban neighborhood. Developed through a public-private partnership, the project’s two highrise residential towers provide students with an abundance of amenities, striking a balance between supplying the comforts of home and appealing to students as a bustling housing complex.

Retail, parking, restaurants and a grocery store occupy the ground level, fronting a revitalized streetscape. The design faces the challenge of the site’s significant grade change through a monumental stair, landscaped plazas, and private elevated courtyards. These outdoor features showcase breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding West Virginia landscape.

University Place is much more than a dorm: the “city within a city” provides live/learn center, lounge, and a fitness center. These features, combined with the mixed-use amenities, drove strong demand.

The suites vary from two to four bedrooms and each contains private bedrooms, paired baths and modern kitchen, living and dining areas.