Memphis, Tenn. — Rhodes College has announced plans to build a 150-bed residence hall on its campus in Memphis. Titled East Village C, the three-story development will total 61,717 square feet. The project was designed by Jane Cady Rathbone of Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas and Co. and will offer townhomes, four- and eight-person suites and single rooms with shared facilities including lounge space.
Communal amenities at the residence hall are set to include kitchen, meeting and recreational areas alongside collaborative workspaces and quiet study space. A multicultural lodge designed to meet the needs of the College’s VOICES student groups will be built adjacent to the residential space. This building will have separate access, a kitchen and access to outdoor space to be used for student group programming. Student leaders in relevant groups will have the opportunity to help design and establish the interior of the space for their needs. Groundbreaking is scheduled for May 2021 with completion planned for June 2022.
“The addition of East Village C is a fulfillment of both our master plan to create more residential space and our strategic plan to create a transformative residential college experience marked by a culture of belonging and academic excellence,” says Rhodes President Marjorie Hass. “The community-oriented living and the flexible student spaces will serve our current students well as well as creating a hub of community that can endure well into the future.”