While plenty of us may imagine cramped quarters and a sofa or two in the common areas when we think of college dorms, the development and management firm Kane Realty Corporation recently teamed with Little to design Stanhope, a mixed-use student housing community in Raleigh, N.C. The four-acre site adjacent to N.C. State University incorporates apartment-style housing with a variety of units to accommodate up to 800 students across 300 residences.
“The design of Stanhope pushes the boundaries of a typical student housing project, resulting in a truly unique and engaging environment,” explained Jennifer Resch, associate interior designer in Little’s Durham office. “Kane Realty Corporation allowed us to go beyond meeting the functional needs of students, which led to a design that incorporates amenities that support a high-tech, active lifestyle.”
Featuring a cyber café, game room, fitness center, art studio, multiple study lounges, swimming pool and sundeck, fire pit, and barbeque grills, Stanhope offers residents plenty of opportunities to destress after class while living on the historic Hillsborough Street. The modern warehouse design blends into the neighborhood with street-level retail.
Additionally, Stanhope showcases two massive art pieces: the 2-D graphic located in the fitness area, designed by N.C. State Associate Professor Patrick Fitzgerald, and the digital art found in the lobby, created by Tyler Brown, an art and design graduate candidate at the school.
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Introduced as the latest in Delta Light’s range of LED profiles, the Femtoline 25 can be recessed or surface-mounted to provide a variety of lighting options.
Blackmore Porcelain Tile
Containing 20 percent recycled material and light variation across the surface, Blackmore Porcelain Tile provides a rich background on which Tyler Brown’s digital art is displayed on flat screens.
Capo Lounge Chair
An all-in-one seat, surface, and noise-dampening study nook, the Capo Lounge Chair can be used both for communal seating and a getaway when it’s time to focus.
Aero Oval Coffee Table
By Restoration Hardware
Blending simple lines with industrial hardware allows the Aero Oval Coffee Table to fit into warehouse settings while providing space to spread out books and papers.
By Bernhardt Design
Designed by Patrick Jouin for Bernhardt Design, the Item Sofa’s uniquely shaped back creates an intriguing silhouette. Perfect
for group seating.
Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in collaboration with Kvadrat, Clouds is a three-dimensional tile system that can be used as an installation, or hung from the wall or ceiling.
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Playing off the industrial feel of Stanhope, the Flat Track system allows for a customizable door size and look.
Custom Wall Coverings
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Vika Lounge Chair
By Bernhardt Design
Designed by Monica Förster for Bernhardt Design, the Vika Lounge Chair mixes strong forms with new materials and technology.
Showtime Coffee Table
The Orgo table—shown here in Showtime, featuring rattan stripes and coco twigs inlaid and covered with resin to create the veneer—uses natural whiplash curves to create a bold statement piece.
Custom Wall Covering
By Speed Pro
The gym features a large graphic by Associate Professor Patrick Fitzgerald, tying to the culture of the residence.
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Offering bright lighting choices without compromising style, the AccuLite Exeter is available in LED, producing up to 10,000 lumens of light.