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Uptown Residence Hall features suits, shared workspace, balconies, free laundry machines
CIA’s first-year students are settling into brand new digs in the Uptown Residence Hall at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Ford Drive. The hall, built by acclaimed Cleveland developer MRN Ltd., accommodates 130 students, five residence hall advisors and one residence hall director. The majority of units are "quads," or suite-style living areas for four students with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a shared workroom and a kitchenette.
Matthew Smith, director of student life and housing, said a focus group of CIA students consulted on the design of the space. “From conversations with students, we knew that there were three things that were really important to them: air conditioning, private bathrooms instead of shared bathrooms, and larger workspaces. We were able to accommodate all three as each set of roommates share a bathroom, and the middle workspace is equipped with full-sized drafting tables for each student, and other work surfaces, to accommodate different types of projects.”
The living arrangement prepares students for the atmosphere of collaboration they will know at CIA. It also places them within easy walking distance of their classes, studios, University Circle museums, shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and the Case Western Reserve University dining hall they use. In addition:
Above, CIA President Grafton Nunes welcomes new students and parents on move-in day, Aug. 21. Click here to read an article about the new residence hall written by Plain Dealer art and architecture critic Steven Litt.
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