American Campus Communities Leads Student Housing Industry With Four Innovation Awards at Annual InterFace Conference | Business
AUSTIN, TX – (BUSINESS WIRE) – July 20, 2021–
American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC), the nation’s largest student housing company, has once again been recognized in several award categories from Student housing company InterFace Conference Innovator Awards magazine.
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Manzanita Square in the state of San Francisco, best public-private financing solution on campus (Photo: Business Wire)
The Innovator Awards are presented to student housing owners, developers, operators, architectural firms and universities for excellence in the development, marketing and operations of student housing. Over 100 industry experts judged from over 140 entries for this year’s competition. This is the highest number of submissions to date.
CCA has been honored with the following campus awards for 2021:
- Best on-campus public-private financing solution:Manzanita Square at San Francisco State University – CCA recognized a huge opportunity to provide development and funding expertise and support to a dedicated project team in the California State University System’s first public-private equity-funded partnership. After a construction period of 22 months, Manzanita Square opened in August 2020. The academic community of 584 beds represents a real win-win for the project team, the University and its students.
- Better on-campus implementation of blended use / live learning: UIC Academic and Residential Complex – ARC is home to more than 550 UIC students, offering a student-living environment and specially designed, teaching-oriented classrooms in the heart of the campus. The facility provides modern spaces for residents to live, learn and thrive, including 50,000 square feet of academic space including learning rooms, classrooms, study spaces and tutoring centers .
- Best new development on campus: University of Illinois at Chicago College and Residential Complex – In the spring of 2017, UIC hired ACC to provide the College and Residential Complex (ARC), which represents the first phase of the revitalization initiative of the University. Developed as part of a public-private partnership between UIC and ACC, the ARC was delivered in the fall of 2019 after a 20-month construction process.
- Best architecture on campus: UIC University and Residential Complex – The campus-wide connection is enhanced by the transparency between the indoor program spaces and the outdoor environment. The amenity spaces are highly visible and concentrated on the ground floor to promote and extend the learning environment of the community. The community’s facade and interiors echo the geometric architecture seen throughout the campus, celebrating the university’s urban context while maintaining a residential collegiate aesthetic.
“It is an honor to be recognized alongside our innovative university partners for two communities, Manzanita Square and the UIC University and Residential Complex, which go above and beyond to create environments conducive to academic success and the personal well-being of our students, ”said Bill Bayless, CEO of VAC. “Members of our ACC team across the country have remained focused on achieving our mission of putting students first and creating a place they love to live.”
Bayless delivered the keynote address at the conference on Wednesday, July 14 at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. In total, ACC has received 43 SHB Innovator Awards since 2013.
About American Campus Communities
American Campus Communities, Inc. is the largest owner, manager and developer of high quality student housing communities in the United States. The Company is a fully integrated, self-directed and self-managed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with expertise in the design, financing, development, construction management and operational management of student housing. As of March 31, 2021, American Campus Communities had 166 student housing units containing approximately 111,900 beds. Including its properties owned and managed by third parties, VAC’s total managed portfolio consisted of 207 properties with approximately 142,400 beds. Visit www.americancampus.com.
In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements under applicable federal securities law. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions regarding the markets in which American Campus Communities, Inc. (the “Company”) operates, operational strategies, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other conditions. futures. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, about which there are still many unknowns, including the duration the pandemic and the extent of the pandemic. of its impact, and those discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 under the heading “Risk Factors” and under the heading “Business – Forward – Research Statements” and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not undertake to publicly update any forward-looking statements, including our pre-rental activity or expected operating results for the year 2021, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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