Two Oaks Provides More Upperclassmen Residence Space
On Aug. 11, 2014, Belmont celebrated the opening of its largest residence hall to date, Two Oaks, a 139,000-square-foot building that features a mix of apartment-style and suite-style rooms with spaces for 418 upperclassmen students. In addition to residential space, the project includes the expansion and extension of the Thrailkill Garage to accommodate an additional 352 vehicles.
The building is named for two large oak trees on the site that provide natural beauty and shade to the building and courtyard. The new hall’s footprint was designed to save the trees as Belmont continues to emphasize environmental sustainability with this construction. The facility also uses a high-efficiency drip irrigation system, water-saving faucet aerators and low ‘e’ insulated glass as well as energy efficient lighting, appliances and mechanical systems.
As the University focuses on student centeredness, Two Oaks fuses academics and lifestyle with a common study area on each floor with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a courtyard. The lowest level includes two multipurpose rooms to accommodate classes and group meetings. Apartments on the building’s north end feature an incredible view of the downtown Nashville skyline from the living room spaces.