University of South Florida – St. Petersburg, Student Residence One
The new student residential facility has 370 beds and includes a mix of four-bedroom single and two-bedroom double apartments in a seven-story building to minimize rental risk and provide flexibility in housing assignments. The 125,510 SF structure was constructed on a rock column foundation system in lieu of auger piles due to soil voids inherent in the St. Petersburg area. Load bearing precast concrete walls were chosen for durability and sustainability. Floor design has free spanning precast double tees, again for durability and the economics of a single element system.