Osprey Fountains Student Housing

Jacksonville, Florida

Resort-like housing appeals to today’s university students.

When the University of North Florida wanted to attract students and boost the on-campus resident population, they turned to Haskell for a design-build solution. The result of the collaboration is Osprey Fountains, an appealing, resort-like residence that showcases a new level of on-campus living.

We combined practical options and sought-after amenities.

With four, five-story connected residence towers and 1,000 beds, the facility is a creative arrangement of four- and six-bedroom suites, staff and guest apartments, laundry facilities, themed lounges, common kitchens and study areas. The facility’s resort-like amenities include a fitness center, convenience store, lighted tennis courts and volleyball court, basketball court, track, putting green, picnic tables and a swimming pool complex complete with a lazy river pool.

  • 370,000 SF student housing facility includes resort-like, onsite amenities including a pool complex with a lazy river
  • Site improvements included bike lanes, sidewalks, roadway and a 16’-wide pedestrian boardwalk over adjacent wetlands
  • Significant Concrete Structure Award – American Concrete Institute 2009
  • TCA Achievement Award – Tilt-Up Concrete Association 2010
  • Merit Award, Design-Build Institute of America 2010
  • LEED® Silver Certified – 35 points (v2.2)
  • Water Conservation – Reduced water use by 43 percent. 100 percent reclaimed irrigation water
  • Energy Conservation – Reduced energy use by 22 percent
  • Materials – 30 percent of building materials came from recycled sources, and 35 percent were produced regionally

Haskell took the lead and fostered a healthy partnership with our UNF team. We felt mentored through the process, and utilized Haskell’s vast experience of design-build techniques to improve the overall design and functioning of the complex."

Paul E. Riel
Director of Housing and Residence Life, University of North Florida
Photo of Osprey Fountains Courtyard

Haskell took the lead and fostered a healthy partnership with our UNF team. We felt mentored through the process, and utilized Haskell’s vast experience of design-build techniques to improve the overall design and functioning of the complex."

Paul E. Riel
Director of Housing and Residence Life, University of North Florida
Photo of students enjoying the lazy river pool

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