KWK Designs New Student Housing for N.C. State’s Greek Village

By Eric Althoff

RALEIGH—KWK Architects of St. Louis is hard at work on phase 4 of a five-stage project known as the Greek Village Master Plan for North Carolina State University, located in the Tarheel State’s capital city of Raleigh. KWK is co-designing the village with local firm Jenkins·Peer Architects of Charlotte, with general contracting work performed by Samet Construction.

The original Greek Village Master Plan was drafted in 2006 by Sam Reynolds of Reynolds & Jewell Architects. Subsequent redesigns were called for in both 2014 and 2020, with the latest reimagining calling for a five-phase redevelopment to conjure a new neighborhood within the campus.

The village will entail 62,000 square feet of apartment space and 37,000 square feet of townhome-style living arrangements—representing a grand total of 279 beds. The living arrangements include four-bedroom apartments and three-level townhomes. Furthemore, the village will offer a commercial-grade kitchen and communal dining facilities.

KWK and Samet’s workload entailed tearing down earlier buildings on the site including entomology labs that had fallen out of use. Construction on the new apartment and townhouse living quarters is underway and anticipated to be completed next fall.

KWK was founded in 2013, and its portfolio includes educational projects nationwide. The firm operates from its headquarters in Webster Groves, Missouri.