The University of New Mexico’s newest student housing complex, Casas del Rio, is the recipient of an Eagle Award presented recently at the annual Awards of Excellence luncheon by NAIOP, the commercial real-estate development association. All 11 winners were selected by a panel of local judges.
“We are thrilled that Casas del Rio is honored with this prestigious award," said Jamie Wilhelm, ACC executive vice-president of public private transactions+. "Developed in partnership with UNM and delivering on their vision, Casas del Rio is a vibrant residential community that meets the evolving needs of today's college students. It offers both privacy and common spaces that promote success in academics and social relationships, all in a modern building that is comfortable, sustainable and attractive."
Casas del Rio is owned by UNM and American Campus Communities (ACC), the nation's premier builder and manager of modern, academically-oriented student housing. Casas del Rio consists of four three- and four-story buildings housing 1,028 beds for students, plus amenities not usually associated with dorm living. It was designed for LEED silver certification: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a suite of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods,