Higher Education

Gateway Greens

The 420,000 sq ft mixed-use research park at the front door of Northern Kentucky University is the winning entry to a limited design competition that originally only asked for 220,000 sq ft. plus parking.  The design solution uses RIGHT-OF-WAY constraints as assets to make a pedestrian-friendly, flexible, and sustainable office, retail, and hotel “front door” for the University.

The project is built out in 3 phases.  Phase 1 consists of a 78-room hotel with meeting facilities, a restaurant, approximately 24,000 sq ft of retail space, and 34,000 sq ft of office space on a plaza that faces the city. A tree farm populates the unbuilt portions of the site during the initial phases.

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