University of South Florida


USF Housing & Residential Education Receives Public-Private Partnership Gold Award

Housing & Residential Education Assistant Vice President Ana Hernandez posing with award in front of bull statue.

Housing & Residential Education Assistant Vice President Ana Hernandez.

The University of South Florida Village received the “Best Education Project - Gold” award at the annual P3 Awards, hosted by P3 Bulletin, one of the largest organizations recognizing impactful public-private partnerships across the Americas, on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

The Village, located on the USF campus in Tampa, is a $134M mixed-use community a design capacity of 2,171 beds in 5 residence halls, a dining hall, a 24-hour desk, and a wellness and recreation facility complete with a zero-entry swimming pool. One of the residence halls, Pinnacle Hall, is also home to BurgerFi and Starbucks retail venues, both managed by Aramark, the dining services provider on campus.

Working with Brailsford & Dunlavey as our development advisors, USF partnered with industry leaders, Capstone Development Partners and Harrision Street Real Estate Capital, to realize President Judy Genshaft’s vision to transform the campus environment. The Capstone team includes Clancy & Theys Construction for the Dining and Wellness components and site infrastructure package, and Finfrock, a design- build contractor specializing in pre-cast concrete structures, for the residence halls.

A view of the courtyard of the Villages at USF Tampa campus

Residents of The Village have a number of room choices including: traditional style single/double-occupancy rooms which share spa bathrooms with 3-4 other traditional rooms, suite style single/double-occupancy rooms which include sinks and private bathrooms, and super single traditional and suite style rooms which are identical to double-occupancy rooms except for the single-occupancy furniture configuration.

“With student success at the forefront of everything we do, The Village is another leap forward for USF as we continue enriching the student experience through the development of comfortable and safe living environments designed to help every individual achieve their academic goals,” said Assistant Vice President Ana Hernandez, USF Housing & Residential Education.

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