The 550-bed Suites on the campus of NAU allowed a multi-level, linear, pedestrian-oriented design. The design unifies differing topographies, reinforcing the new campus pedway alignment. The pedway portion adjacent to the community center overlooks the Suites’ pedestrian plaza, which provides a venue for student-related uses. Set on 4 acres, the two 4-story buildings house a mix of 275 one- and two-bedroom units. The 11,245 SF community center is the focus of student life. An array of amenities include a 24-hour recreation center with billiards, a poker table, and several other gaming activities. There is also a movie theater room, 24-hour fitness center, and multimedia area with gaming systems. Students have dining options at Starbucks or The Coupe restaurant, located on the ground level. Outdoor space comprises a hammock garden, fire pits with lounge areas, and beautifully landscaped courtyards. Complimenting these amenities, each building has a 2-story space, called the Neighborhood Core, with a lounge, kitchen, laundry room, and study areas.