Marietta, GA: Roseman celebrates the opening of The Beacon, an incredible new home base for students attending Kennesaw State University and Life University at 315 Freys Gin Road. The fully leased community opened just in time for the school’s Fall semester move-in date to bring the best student living experience to Marietta, Georgia.
Rosemann designed The Beacon to provide a new housing destination to KSU’s graduate and undergraduate communities in a comfortable, secure and supportive living and learning environment. Only a half-mile walk or bike ride from the University, the garden-style flats come fully furnished and deliver 158 total units with one, two, three and four-bedroom apartment homes spanning from 721 to 1470 square feet. The 211,000 SF development includes 4 buildings at 3 and 4 stories tall, along with a 12,700 SF clubhouse and 466 surface parking spaces.
Stylish unit touches include a modern apartment and bedroom furniture package, granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms, private bedrooms and bathrooms, full size washer and dryer, vinyl wood plank flooring, smartphone access to unit doors, stainless steel appliances, LED lighting, and 9 Ft tall ceilings.
The architecture reflects the community of Marietta, surrounding the Beacon with a residential and warehouse scale of materials to blend with the community on and off campus. Buildings with lapped siding and brick combined with flat roofs, covered balconies and porches and corner roof accents provide a backdrop to outdoor activity on warm days and comfortable interiors for blustery days. The clubhouse with a resort style pool, 24-hour fitness center, yoga studio and a clubroom parlor brings an accompaniment to a study lounge and single room study pods. The community is pet friendly with a spacious Bark Park. Additional conveniences include package delivery lockers and rideshare lounge.
“We are pleased to have been invited to provide the distinctive architectural design of The Beacon purposely created to support academic success and to help students thrive. This premier student housing is a home away from home where residents are surrounded by amenities and activities they enjoy while feeling connected to the community as well,” said Rosemann’s Atlanta Studio Director, John Hundley.
The Beacon was made possible together with Kennesaw State University – Marietta Campus advisors; Atlanta-based owner, Campus Realty Advisors; general contractor, Tuckercraft; structural engineer, Rosemann & Associates, P.C.; MEP, Devita & Associates, Inc; civil, Jacob & Hefner Associates, Inc; and interior designer, Crosby Design Group. Photography by Aerial Innovations Southeast.