Benchmark, RISE: A Real Estate Company and Lord Aeck Sargent Architects partnered together for the improvement of the student housing at the Millersville University Campus. Using the expertise and effort of its members, the team was able to successfully develop and execute a strategic plan to update the student housing on the campus. At the conclusion of the three phase project, the multiple buildings provide 1911 beds offering multiple unit types ranging from two person private bedroom suites to four person shared bedroom suites while also providing fully private suites for RA’s and full apartments for staff. At 510,000 square feet, the new housing community consists of eight main residence halls. For those who are looking for a more community setting, the four, ten person suites and two, twenty person suites provide private bedrooms, shared baths with private toilets and showers and shared community spaces with full size refrigerators, sinks and microwaves. In addition to the suites, the project also provides five community kitchens, recreation spaces and laundry rooms with adjacent lounges and vending machines as well as a 150-person great room that overlooks the south quad.