The 21st Century Project of ACUHO-I is a multi-phased initiative that re-imagines the future of college and university housing.
Launched in 2005, the 21st Century Project has convened a summit of leaders in the college housing profession, hosted two design showcase competitions, and published books. It has also been the subject of a number of magazine articles and webinars. Most recently, three campuses -- Colorado College, Indiana University, and Baylor University -- were selected to utilize the 21st Century Project methodology when considering construction and renovation projects on their campuses. Their work is ongoing.
The 21st Century Project is guided by the belief that it is no longer enough for college housing simply to provide students four walls and a bed. Current and future students demand more from their residential experience. And administrators have realized that unique, functional, and technologically advanced living experience can attract and retain students.
Innovative solutions in the areas of sustainability, flexibility, community, and technology will make these residence halls of the future a reality.
On this site, you will be able to:
about the 21st Century Project
Review design concepts
from 21st Century Project design showcase finalists
Learn about companies
that offer products and services that support the project
Link to the news and resources related to the project and the profession
Congratulations to Colorado College, Indiana University, and Baylor University.
These three campuses have completed mini-summits on their individual campuses to explore the creation of a 21st Century Project residence hall of their own.
Colorado College staff and students discuss plans what a 21st Century Project residence hall would mean for their campus.