Elon University Global Neighborhood

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Client: Elon University

Sitting on the quiet shores of Lake Mary Nell in Elon, North Carolina, Elon University’s innovative Global Village transforms the residential experience for undergraduate on-campus living. With five residence halls containing 600 total beds plus the unique Global Amenities building, the Village fosters a community that allows living and learning to become synonymous.

Choate Construction delivers the project in two distinct phases, encompassing the construction of five residence halls and one amenities building. Phase one initiated the construction and delivery of the first two residence halls, while the second phase delivered the remaining three residence halls and the Village’s Global Amenities building a large, multi-use facility located in the center of the complex. With cross-channel collaboration in mind, Global Village offers students the option to live in several language learning communities, including La Casa de Espanol, La Masion Francaise, Japanese House, La Casa Italiana, and Deutsches Haus.

Designed and constructed to provide the ultimate in student comfort and convenience, the interior of the residence halls includes a combination of single and dual occupancy rooms with adjoining bathrooms, spacious common areas, hall kitchens, and classrooms. The Global Amenities Building contains the Isabella Cannon International Centre as well as faculty offices, ample study rooms, a grand ballroom, and other large gathering spaces. Construction on the project included shallow foundations, load-bearing metal stud framed structure, cast-in-place elevated concrete slabs, light gauge roof trusses, shingle roofs, and brick facades.