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Cal Poly Case Study: Increasing Occupancy and Cost Savings Plus A Big Sustainability Win

In Bedroom, Occupancy, Purchasing and Value, Recycle by Morgan Dix

Summary: In 2017, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo hired DCI to introduce a new design standard on campus. In the process, we helped increase occupancy (and the bottom line) by turning 390 doubles into triples, saved the school a huge amount of money on a new wardrobe, and recycled 500 metal bed frames. A New Design Standard In late 2017, DCI was awarded a contract to introduce a new design …

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How To Increase Room Occupancy – 4 Solutions To House More Students

In Blog, Design Resource, Occupancy by Morgan Dix

  Many schools these days face an interesting dilemma when it comes to the question of how to increase room occupancy. Increasing enrollment thanks to rising popularity intersects with a lack of capital or suitable real estate to build new housing. This is a resonant issue in California, which has a soaring real estate market and limited space. At the same time, West Coast schools are attracting more students based …

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Case Study: UCLA University Apartments

In Blog, Design Resource, Occupancy by Morgan Dix

Summary: UCLA wanted to upgrade the design standard for their off-campus housing. Working with UCLA’s Director of University Apartments, we tailored an elegant solution that blends sustainability, durability, modern design, and a sense of space. The UCLA University Apartments project also featured a unique solution to help manage a surge in occupancy. Project Name: UCLA University Apartments Off-Campus Housing Project Location: Westwood, Los Angeles Dates: 2014 & 2017 Project Size: 500 fully furnished …

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How To Increase Room Occupancy When Your School Has Limited Space

In Blog, Design Resource, Occupancy by Amos Kober

Do you struggle with limited residential space and climbing enrollment? Given the trends in declining college enrollment, it’s a good problem to have. You need to house more students but you can’t exactly create space out of thin air. Or can you? In many respects, this is a design issue. And over the years, we have engineered solutions to help schools like yours deal with this same issue. In fact, …

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Case Study: California Lutheran University

In Blog, Design Resource, Occupancy by Morgan Dix

Summary: CLU wanted to upgrade their design standard across campus. At the same time, Cal Lutheran housing needed to increase occupancy and develop a solution for tripling rooms because housing demand on campus kept rising. Case Study: California Lutheran University Name: Cal Lutheran Location: Thousand Oaks, CA Size: 280 Beds Building Type: Residence Hall Project Team: CLU & DCI Product List: Jr. Loft, Adjustable/Bunkable Bed, Wardrobe, 3-Drawer Chest, Guardrail, 6-Drawer Underbed Cal Lutheran California Lutheran University is a small …

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Case Study: University of California Irvine

In Bedroom, Blog, Design Resource, Occupancy by Amos Kober

Summary: In response to limited space and surging enrollment, DCI and UC Irvine created an innovative and environmentally friendly way to increase occupancy in a new state of the art residence hall, UC Irvine Mesa Court, while designing a feature-rich envrironment for laptop-driven learning. Case Study UC Irvine: One Of The Greenest Universities in America Name: UC Irvine Mesa Court Expansion Location: Irvine, CA Size: 935 sets Building Type: Multi-use Residence Hall Project Team: UCI, Hensel Phelps, Mithūn, …

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Case Study: Pepperdine University

In Blog, Design Resource, Occupancy, Repurpose by Morgan Dix

Summary: Pepperdine needed to increase occupancy, upgrade their design standard, and come up with a sustainable solution to deal with their retiring furniture stock. Together, we developed an innovative solution that responded to all three of these requirements. Name: Pepperdine University: Raising Standards in Design & Sustainability Location: Malibu, CA Size: Ongoing Building Type: Residence Halls Project Team: DCI, Pepperdine University Product List: Bed, desk, mobile pedestal, stackable dresser, wardrobe Backstory Pepperdine is a private Christian research …

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Case Study: UC Riverside

In Blog, Design Resource, Occupancy by Morgan Dix

Summary: In collaboration with UCR, we developed a solution that included upgrading the campus design standard, increasing occupancy, and customizing an original lounge set. Name: UC Riverside Location: Riverside, CA Size: 850 Bedroom Sets Building Type: University Residence Halls Project Team: UC Riverside, DCI, SCB Architects Product List: Bed, Bookshelf, 4-Drawer Unit, Wardrobe Backstory The University of California, Riverside is part of the prestigious University of California system. Located in suburban Riverside, CA with a small branch campus in …