Layton Begins Work on Vanderbilt Student Housing

Project includes construction of 3 new residential halls and a gothic-style tower

Layton Construction has teamed with R.C. Mathews Contractor on a landmark project to build three new residential halls and a 20-story gothic-style tower at Vanderbilt University.

Layton Construction has teamed with R.C. Mathews Contractor on a landmark project to build three new residential halls and a 20-story gothic-style tower at Vanderbilt University.

NASHVILLE (January 23, 2018) – Layton continues its successful run of university student housing projects with the announcement of Residential Colleges A, B and C and a 20-story gothic-style tower to be constructed at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Layton is teamed with R.C. Mathews Contractor on the $400M landmark project that will include 600,000 square feet in three residential halls to accommodate 1,000 students, constructed in the “collegiate gothic” style. The complex project also includes demolition of four existing residential towers and site and utility improvements.

In total, four new residential colleges will be constructed between the Kirkland Hall Esplanade and 25th Avenue along West End Avenue.

The entire project will be completed by the university’s 150th anniversary in 2023.

Four-year residential college systems exist at only a handful of American universities, most notably at Harvard and Yale. Vanderbilt is the only American university undertaking a project of this scale and scope today, according to the Vanderbilt News. This is Vanderbilt's largest-ever capital project.

Hastings Architecture Associates is the architect of record on the project, while the design architect is David M. Schwarz Architects (DMSAS).

Layton recently completed student housing projects in Hawaii and Utah.

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