Providing Design-Build Expertise to On-Campus Housing


With five student housing projects currently under construction, we’re seeing a continued demand for amenity-rich housing options near campuses across the country. Read what our experts have to say about the various aspects of these unique projects.

In addition to building private student housing projects adjacent to university campuses, we have a long history of partnering with institutions to build on-campus housing. Students choosing to live on campus are looking for a lot of the amenities students living off campus are looking for, including suite-style units, building amenities and security.

Suite Style

Accustomed to their own rooms at home, many college students are looking to have some privacy even in their dorm rooms. Like off-campus student housing units, on-campus dorms are becoming increasingly private, offering two or more bedrooms per dorm, often with a communal space including a bathroom.

Building Amenities

On-campus amenities may not be as elaborate or luxurious as off campus, but students are often looking for cable, laundry and other amenities that make the room and/or building feel like home. Frequently, universities are providing these and other amenities in one, all-inclusive payment package.


Focusing on security will always be a priority for students looking for a suitable place to live, especially if their parents are helping them look. Various security measures are put in place in campuses across the U.S. that provide the safety students and their parents are looking for. 
As universities plan new college dorms to accommodate their growing student bodies, they’ll continue to provide privacy, comfortable amenities and safe environments.

Our experienced construction project managers work collaboratively with our development, architecture, engineering and interior design experts to create unique institutional buildings. Recently, Opus Design Build managed the remodel of Luther College’s Miller-Dieseth Dorm. We’ve also worked with St. Catherine’s University, the University of St. Thomas and more to create great places for students to call home.

Read more about our student housing construction expertise in Building a Successful Student Housing Complex