Lawrence Tech to build more campus housing

Lawrence Technological University plans to open a third dormitory by
next fall. As more international students at the university would prefer
to bike or walk rather than drive, the university has commenced
planning for the new energy-efficient dormitory.

The dorm must still be approved by Lawrence Tech’s university architect,
Joseph Veryser, who said that sustainability must be more “than a
tack-on” for the new structure. School officials have begun meeting with
the Southfield Planning Commission to discuss zoning issues, land use
and the site plan review for the 51,600-square-foot dorm before it goes
on to Southfield’s City Council.

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Veryser, who is also the associate dean of the College of Architecture
and Design, said the building would house only freshmen, both males and
females, and would attempt to create a sense of community at the
university.

He said the dorm, which he anticipated would cost more than $30,000 per
bed, would be about half-full the first year, then gradually reach
capacity as the university’s on-campus presence grows.

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