Hub Columbia

Location:Columbia, South Carolina
Client: CORE Spaces
Project description: Antunovich Associates collaborated with CORE Spaces to adaptive reuse the existing Palmetto Center office building in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, into a state-of-the-art student residential building containing 849 beds.

The former office building was renovated to house a creative mix of one, two, three, four and five bedroom student apartments, 51 beds on a typical floor. Each bedroom contains a private bathroom along with generous living areas. Units on the twentieth floor received material finish and fixture upgrade to designate this level as a VIP floor. Half of the eleventh floor houses a state-of-the-art fitness facility and communal gathering spaces. A new lobby was developed on the ground floor along with retail shops and a marketing suite on the Mezzanine level. The building's exterior precast concrete spandrels and window system were made water-tight, and a colored coating scheme was applied to the façade to create visual interest commensurate with the building's repurposing. A portion of the building's exterior spectacular 23,000 square foot outdoor amenity area was created on a new upper half-level of the adjacent parking garage. The amenity area includes a swimming pool, hot tub, and a sand volleyball court along with interactive plaza areas and an amenity building.

2015 Winner Of Student Housing Business Innovator Award For Best Renovation Of Existing Project
2015 Winner Of Student Housing Business Innovator Award For Best Package & Offering Of Amenities

Size: 259 Units/849 Beds, 506,279 GSF

Services: Architecture

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