To deliver design solutions using a 21st Century approach to programming, Casa de Oro, a 365-bed student housing community, utilized research-based design to examine future students’ needs. Amenity space was a key component of the desired design of the space. As a result, 3-story stacked residential neighborhoods were positioned on the northeast and northwest corners of the building. Each neighborhood has a spacious lounge, study room, kitchen, and laundry room, further supporting living and learning opportunities. Two residential neighborhoods per floor (58 beds each) are joined at the main entrance by a community center. The 2-level community center provides several appealing amenities for students, including a game room/lounge, study rooms – both private and group, and a social lounge space to unwind or entertain. Casa de Oro was strategically located along the pedestrian pedway to activate this campus corridor while promoting connectivity to the adjacent dining venue and student recreation center. Further enhancing the pedway, seating areas near the entry provide gathering spaces and extend indoor/outdoor relationships.