Rocklin, CA (Vocus) February 4, 2010
William Jessup University 's newly constructed student apartment building recently won an Award of Honor from the American Institute of Architects San Joaquin Chapter. The organization awards buildings and architects that are contributors to a high quality and standards of excellence.
As part of the AIA San Joaquin's bi-annual awards program, eligible projects and architects from the region are submitted for award consideration. The Award of Honor is based on excellence in design.
Providing a holistic approach to design and delivery, the five-story apartment complex was designed by Taylor Teter Partnership, an architectural firm in Fresno. The firm is also credited with preserving the original conversion of the Herman Miller Furniture factory, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, to the existing Rocklin based campus design seen today.
“William Jessup University is among my favorite clients to work with,” architect Russ Taylor said. “While working on this project, WJU's team of administrators ultimately gave me complete autonomy which resulted in optimum creativity.”
The state-of-the-art, 192-bed apartment building contains 24 total apartments, each with four fully furnished bedrooms and two baths. The eight person suites are approximately 1,420 square feet in size.
Apartment amenities include a full kitchen with new appliances, wireless internet and basic television service, central air and heating, a 100 space two-story parking garage, multiple laundry facilities and a courtyard ample for community gatherings and barbeques.
“I think that the apartments really speak to the investment that WJU has made for the future,” Taylor explained. “The university has a vision for how they see the next generation utilizing the campus and proved once again to be a delight to work with.”
This is the second award that WJU has received from AIA's San Joaquin Chapter. The other was in 2006 for the renovation of the Herman Miller Furniture factory to the existing WJU campus.
About William Jessup University
Founded in 1939 by William Jessup, the University moved to Rocklin, California, in August 2004. WJU is the first and only WASC accredited private four-year university to have its main campus located in the greater Sacramento area, offering degrees in many different disciplines, including Business Administration, Family & Children's Ministry, English, History, Intercultural Studies, Liberal Studies (Teacher Education), Music, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy and Youth Ministry. Anticipated majors include fields in the humanities and science. WJU also offers a School of Professional Studies (SPS) at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose. Program concentrations in Rocklin include Business Administration, Counseling Psychology and a Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Credential Program. In San Jose, concentrations are offered in Business Administration, Counseling Psychology, and Christian Leadership. For more information, please visit http://www.jessup.edu or call (916) 577-2200.
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