Western Michigan University s $48 million New Residence Hall Complex, Western Heights, houses a total of 750 students. The complex consists of two four story buildings, totaling approximately 190,000 square feet.
The new residence halls serve the Center Residential Neighborhood. The innovative living concept offers environmentally conscious features, socialization through the purposeful use of public areas and abundant green space, making a positive impact on student life. The new housing complex introduces future students to the next generation of university living.
The design, which is the first of its type in Michigan, is intended to build multiple levels of community engagement and facilitate academic success. Each living area is arranged into houses of 30-35 students on each floor with a kitchen and study area, plus centrally private bathrooms maintained by staff. Central community spaces on four levels feature laundry and study areas, an open-air terrace, plus entertainment and game rooms.