Lakeside Graduate Student Housing
Located on the former site of the Hibben and Magie apartments, Lakeside provides housing for more than 700 graduate students in 74 townhouses and 255 apartments, consolidating the Butler and Stanworth populations into one location that is closer to campus. With an emphasis on shared spaces and a neighborhood design, students feel an enhanced sense of community at Lakeside. In response to the diverse needs of graduate students, unit types have been created toward a multi-generational population, providing for singles, roommates, partners, families and pets. Shared units are also available in larger townhomes and apartments which offer lower living costs and address affordability. The overall complex design encourages more connections and interactions between people, and every element from the corridors to the common areas has been designed to support and provide an intimate feel.
Students experience a 6,000 square-foot community center (“The Commons”), open to all graduate students, that serves as a central gathering point, providing an area for collaboration and socialization. Within the center are multiple gathering spaces such as lounges, study rooms, a fitness room, a communal kitchen, a children’s playroom and a multifunction room. The common areas also provide more opportunities for Graduate School programming for residents and other graduate school members. A parking garage with over 500 spaces completes the complex.
The layout of the buildings also creates several courtyards within the complex, and with landscaped gardens, large grassy areas, a community garden, basketball and volleyball courts and a patio with grill area, students can take advantage of outdoor spaces to congregate.
Lakeside will be LEED Silver Certified, a standard established by the U.S. Green Building Council, supporting the University's Sustainability Plan. Other sustainable efforts include a geothermal system for heating and cooling, bioswales and rain gardens.
- Geothermal heating and cooling system
- Energy-efficient lighting and controls
- Low-flow plumbing fixtures to reduce water consumption
- Building finishes using sustainable products
- Storm water management
- Energy STAR appliances
Common Community Center
- Fitness center
- Computer center
- Community reception and lounge space
- Private study rooms
- Community kitchen
- Community outdoor grill and seating area
- Basketball court
- Sand volleyball court
- Community garden
- Walking paths with benches
- Covered and uncovered bicycle parking available
- On-site parking available
- Community events
- On-site management
- On-site maintenance
- On TigerTransit route
- Full-sized washer/dryer in each unit
Lakeside Graduate Housing Progress
- Final site plan approval was received from the Princeton Regional Planning Board in April 2012.
- Construction of the 329 unit (715 beds) housing complex began in the summer of 2012, starting with site clearing and demolition of the Hibben and Magie eight-story buildings.
- Lakeside complex was completed and opened for occupancy on July 1, 2015.