Project Profile
Osprey Fountains Student Housing
“Haskell took the lead and fostered a healthy partnership with our UNF team. We felt mentored through the process, and utilized Haskell’s vast experience of design-build techniques to improve the overall design and functioning of the complex.”
Paul E. Riel
Director of Housing and Residence Life, University of North Florida
Charlie Rocheleau
Division Leader, Education

Osprey Fountains Student Housing

Resort-like housing appeals to today’s university students.
When the University of North Florida wanted to attract students and boost the on-campus resident population, they turned to Haskell for a design-build solution. The result of the collaboration is Osprey Fountains, an appealing, resort-like residence that showcases a new level of on-campus living.
We combined practical options and sought-after amenities.
With four, five-story connected residence towers and 1,000 beds, the facility is a creative arrangement of four- and six-bedroom suites, staff and guest apartments, laundry facilities, themed lounges, common kitchens and study areas. The facility’s resort-like amenities include a fitness center, convenience store, lighted tennis courts and volleyball court, basketball court, track, putting green, picnic tables and a swimming pool complex complete with a lazy-river pool.
The university complex is a sustainable showcase.
Our client, who sought basic LEED certification, ended up earning LEED Silver certification for incorporating so many highly sustainable initiatives. The university credits Haskell and design-build methodology for creating an exceptionally designed, highly functional complex that draws students to the on-campus lifestyle.

Green Features

  • LEED® Silver Certified – 35 points (v2.2)
  • Water Conservation – Reduced water use by 43 percent. 100 percent reclaimed irrigation water.
  • Energy Conservation – Reduced energy use by 22 percent. 
  • Materials – 30 percent of building materials came from recycled sources, and 35 percent were produced regionally.
LEED Silver CertifiedLEED® Silver Certified
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
370,000-square-foot student housing facility includes resort-like, onsite amenities including a pool complex with a lazy river.

Site improvements included bike lanes, sidewalks, roadway and a 16’-wide pedestrian boardwalk over adjacent wetlands.

Significant Concrete Structure Award - American Concrete Institute 2009

TCA Achievement Award - Tilt-Up Concrete Association 2010

Merit Award, Design-Build Institute of America 2010


Start Date
June 2007

Completion Date
July 2009

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