Some lucky students at Monroe College will be living in swanky new digs thanks to Doban Architecture. The Brooklyn-based design firm recently unveiled designs for a new six-story modular residential building wrapped in a wood-clad fiber-cement rainscreen that helps the building “breathe”.

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The architects, who previously designed two other student housing projects for the college, decided to use a wood-frame modular design in order to keep the building costs down. Along with complementing the contemporary look of the grey brick facade, the wood-clad fiber-cement panels were chosen to help the building manage moisture and temperature. The 94-unit residence will have plenty of amenities for the students to enjoy, such as an expansive landscaped terrace and ground-floor common areas.

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The residence is the second Doban Architecture project that has been approved by New Rochelle’s planning board, which is overseeing plans for a new downtown area. Susan Doban, CEO of the design firm says, “We’re extremely excited to be part of the on-going evolution of New Rochelle’s downtown, and to have the opportunity to create housing with a fresh, new look in keeping with the city’s vision for future growth.”

The project is slated for completion in 2018.

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