News & Events

Current information, press releases, and updates from University Housing Solutions, including awards, proposals and project updates.

Phase II Board Approval at St. Thomas More

Feb 15, 2018

Crestview Hills, Kentucky

UHS has formally received board approval and notification to proceed for the Phase II Student Housing Development at St. Thomas More. This new facility will be a 153-bed [50,000sf.] student residence on the south-eastern part of campus. The building is designed as a series of small communities grouped together in a larger double-wing building. The building is expected to be completed by fall 2019.


For project updates, click here.

December 08, 2018

Livonia, Michigan

Students at Madonna University have recently completed their first semester of on-campus living. The Living Learning Community Center was completed in August 2019, and has been a huge success among students.


For more on this living learning community, please visit the Madonna University Website here.



Construction Commences at Thomas More

Construction has commenced at Thomas More for the first phase of a larger student housing development on the southern part of its campus. The foundation has been completed and walls are being put up. Known as Rennaisance Hall, this student residence will be completed by the start of classes in August 2018.


For more information click here.

December 15, 2017

Crestview Hills, Kentucky

Groundbreaking at St Thomas More

November 9, 2017

Crestview Hills, Kentucky

UHS recently attended groundbreaking at St. Thomas More College for a 100-bed student housing facility. The project will provide needed student housing in the center of campus, across from the Saints Center. The materials and massing of the new student housing facility stem from the newly constructed campus chapel - extensive brick walls, tall expanses of glass, and a standing seam metal roof to match Murphy Hall. The St. Thomas More residence is expected to be completed by August 2018. UHS is currently in discussion with St. Thomas More College regarding phase II and phase III of the student housing projects, which will be unveiled over the upcoming years.



Recently Crain's Detroit Business Journal covered an article outlining Cleary University's plans to incorporate an athletic complex into their campus. The article outlines the push by Cleary University to become a more traditional college. As such, the Cleary has hired University Housing Solutions to evaluate options and develop schemes for a $12million development that will include an athletic complex and student housing. The full Crain's article, which also explicates how athletics can garner growth for smaller colleges and universities, may be found here.


For project updates, click here.

October 5, 2017

Howell, Michigan

UHS Awarded St Thomas More

September 9, 2017

Crestview Hills, Kentucky

UHS was recently awarded the contract to design and build a 100-bed student housing project in the center of Thomas More College's campus. The proposed design of the residence hall embodies a contemporary take on existing campus vernacular and creates a social hub for student residents. The form derives from basilica typology - a large, open, centralized nave and gabled roof - which becomes a community space for residents. Materials and massing stem from the newly constructed campus chapel - extensive brick walls, tall expanses of glass, and a standing seam metal roof. Using natural daylight requires less energy to light and heat the space, while providing appropriate light levels for learning and studying, transforming the way of students live on campus. Thomas More is expected to be completed by August 2018.


For more information click here.

University Housing Solutions has been selected as the developer for a second student housing project at Cleary University in Howell Michigan. The building uses a similar form and organization as the first project, creating a mirrored layout that provides a student courtyard between the two. The new building is dorm-style units in lieu of apartmets, and is expected to be completed by the start of school year in August 2018.

September 6, 2017

Howell, Michigan

UHS Awarded Central State University Housing

August 11, 2017

Wilberforce, Ohio

University Housing Solutions was recently awarded the contract to design and build a 312-bed mixed use student housing center for Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. The building is divided into four different types of programmatic functions: Apartments / Admin / Wellness Center / Secondary Spaces. Both the wellness center and administration occupy the ground floor main wing near the entrance from both campus and the parking. The proposed building massing stems from four landmark anchors - one at each corner - which serve to bookend the building within the site while serving as landmarks for wayfinding. The project comes after years of planning, and will feature apartment and dorm style student housing in 1, 2, and 4 bedroom configurations. The facility is scheduled to open in 2018.


For more information click here.

UHS Developing Intercultural Housing at Tiffin

University Housing Solutions is working with Tiffin University to unveil multiple projects over the next two years, including a new mixed-use student housing project at the primary corner of campus. The proposed new center for Intercultural Housing is a mixed use and apartment-style residential unit for students at Tiffin University. Its location affords a mixed-use type development that would house not only student residences, but retail [cafes // bookstore] and learning spaces such as classrooms. The building will also form the southeast edge of a new public space on campus - with sand volleyball & other athletic activities - framed by its courtyard type massing. Currently in design development, this project is planned to break ground in March 2018.


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August 6, 2017


UHS Attends Groundbreaking at Terra State

June 28, 2017

Freemont, Ohio

In late June of 2017, the first shovel went into the ground for an idea that’s been circulating around Terra State Community College’s offices and boardrooms for years. Terra Village, a bustling residence hall with hundreds of students, is set to become a reality. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Terra Community College Officials, MKC Architects, developer University Housing Solutions, and countless donors, students, and faculty.


By the fall of 2018, students will be living in the $14.5 million facility, within walking distance of the college’s main buildings.


For more information click here.

Terra Village Featured on Local News WTOL

UHS recently competed initial stages for the Terra Village Holdings' new student housing center to service Terra State Community College. As the project has now received approval from the board, CBS news affiliate WTOL 11 recently featured a news-story covering the project and its progress. As Terra State President, Jerome Webster indicated:


“So the student has the opportunity to enjoy campus life, live on campus, have the convenience of walking right to class, getting a chance of meeting others in a community setting and a living learning setting as well, and experience college life fully as a residential student here at Terra State.”


For the full television story, click here.


April, 28 2017

Freemont, Ohio

April 7, 2017

Freemont, Ohio

UHS was recently awarded the contract to design and build a 200-bed mixed use student housing center for Terra Village Holdings near Terra State Community College. The project comes after years of planning, and will feature apartment style student housing in 1, 2, and 4 bedroom configurations. The apartments have been designed to maximize efficiency, allowing students to get a large amount of space while keeping cost down. The building will also feature 4,000 sf of retail, administration offices for Terra Village Holdings and Terra Community College, outdoor activity spaces with seating, games, and an outdoor grill, and common areas paired with independent private study spaces. Terra Village will be unveiled over two phases - Phase 1 is expected to be completed by August 2018.


News-Messenger Press Release

Residents in the Genoa Township area near Cleary University may have noticed heavier traffic flow recently. That’s because some students have moved into their new apartments on campus, right before the spring semester of classes began. You heard right — students are, and will be, moving on campus at Cleary University. “This is a huge thing for Cleary and the first step to transforming the university to a more traditional one,” said Isaac Miller, a marketing student and Cleary University marketing intern.


The new  86-bed, 21-unit apartment facility at 3730 Cleary Drive is officially complete and ready for occupants. Of the 86 beds available, two are planned to accommodate resident assistants in the L-shaped, 12,787-square-foot building. The three-level building has everything students need. Each floor has a spacious studying and lounge area with tables, couches and TVs. The walls framing each apartment hallway are soundproof so interruptions outside can be kept to a minimum.

January, 15 2016

Howell, Michigan

UHS CEO Receives Honorary Degree

Madonna University's 69th Commencement

Livonia, Michigan

Frank E. Murphy, Chairman of University Housing Solutions (UHS), was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during Madonna University’s commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 7, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Lavonia, Michigan. Under Murphy’s leadership, UHS, a full-service firm offering construction service and financing options to schools and universities, has built more than 30 residence halls in Michigan, Ohio and four other states. A philanthropist, healthcare trailblazer and entrepreneur, Francis (Frank) Murphy can trace his success to the support of his parish priest and a chance meeting with a successful businessman. Deeply involved in philanthropic work focused on building the human capital of the United States, Murphy is a staunch benefactor of higher education, Catholic charities and job creation. In addition, he has led capital improvement campaigns for hospitals, residence halls, and student centers, and developed an innovative model for providing clients with financial services and construction expertise.