Tempe, Ariz. — The 3rd annual InterFace On-Campus Housing conference began yesterday in Tempe at the Tempe Mission Palms hotel, near Arizona State University.
Wednesday, more than 60 attendees toured four on-campus properties at ASU that were developed or renovated by American Campus Communities in a public-private partnership with the university.
Vista Del Sol, which opened in 2008, features more than 1,800 beds and was developed by ACC, while Hassayampa Academic Village, which opened in 2006 and was developed by Machado and Silvetti + GouldEvans LLC, features more than 1,900 beds. Representatives from ACC and ASU, as well as construction firm Hardison Downey Construction, were on-hand to talk about the projects and answer questions.
Thursday began with a breakfast and speed networking session, as well as the keynote speech by generational expert Michael Wood of 747 Group. Wood spoke about the upcoming Gen Z, what its members’ interests are, what they expect of authority and what they may prefer in housing after entering higher education.
Sessions and panels continue through today and Friday at the Tempe Mission Palms.