Sitting on the quiet shores of Lake Mary Nell in Elon, North Carolina, Elon University’s innovative Global Neighborhood transforms the residential experience for undergraduate on-campus living. With five residence halls containing 600 total beds plus the unique Global Amenities building, the LEED Silver Neighborhood fosters a community that allows living and learning to become synonymous. With five different living and learning communities including Performing Arts, Creative Arts, International Learning, World Languages, and Leaders in a Global World, the Neighborhood blends academic and residential life into one space.
Delivered in two distinct phases, phase one delivered two residence halls while the second phase delivered the remaining three residence halls and the Neighborhood’s Global Amenities building — a large, multi-use facility located in the center of the complex.
Designed and constructed to provide the ultimate in student comfort and convenience, the interior of the residence halls includes a combination of single and dual occupancy rooms with adjoining bathrooms, spacious common areas, hall kitchens, and classrooms. The Global Amenities Building contains the Isabella Cannon International Center as well as faculty offices, study rooms, a grand ballroom, and large gathering spaces. Construction on the project included shallow foundations, load-bearing metal stud framed structure, cast-in-place elevated concrete slabs, light gauge roof trusses, shingle roofs, and brick façades.