The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Asheville’s Overlook Hall, opened for the Fall 2012 semester, and increased the on campus housing capacity for the University as well as improved the overall quality of student living. The five-story residence hall provides housing for 300 undergraduate students in a diverse array of 4- and 6-person suites, each containing a small living space.
The building has three massing elements across a compact site that creates intimate internal communities and distinct exterior landscapes while maximizing student housing. Overlook Hall and exterior pathways are also designed to improve connectivity and strengthen community to adjacent residence halls, academic quadrangle and athletic fields. Residential floors include common lounges, quiet rooms, kitchenettes, and laundry facilities. The lower level features amenities that can be used by the overall University, including community rooms, lounges and the Down Under Café.