Business NH Magazine featured TFMoran President Bob Duval in a recent article “Meeting Demand for Student Housing”. Bob goes into detail about recent TFMoran projects for Southern New Hampshire University.
“Robert Duval, president, chief engineer and principal at TFMoran in Bedford and Portsmouth, which has completed projects at SNHU and St. Anselm College, agrees the needs and wants are changing.
TFMoran provided survey, permitting, civil/site engineering and landscape architecture for a four-story dormitory at SNHU that opened in 2017. It had amenities not typical for a college dorm at that time, such as a full kitchen, a living room and separate shower from the bathroom. The building also had a fitness center, a game room and many common areas.
‘The trend is toward individual baths,’ says Duval. ‘They are expecting maid service and kitchenettes, with the overall feel trending more toward the look of multifamily housing.’
Such changes in amenities would also make it easier to convert student housing into general apartment rentals should student enrollment decline to the point that institutions do not require as much student housing.”