The Inland American Real Estate Group




Architecture, Interior Design

Inland American Communities Group, Inc. is the owner and management company for all University House-branded communities, which are student housing communities adjacent to college campuses throughout the country. In a highly competitive market for student residents, Inland turned to Gresham Smith to provide contemporary and sustainable interior designs that spoke to the unique identity of each campus location and would appeal to Inland’s targeted demographic.

University House interior

Edgy Interiors That Last

The firm sought edgy interior environments that offered the latest in technological amenities. Equally important, the selected materials, furnishings and appointments had to be extremely durable and high quality.

University House interior

Energetic Design for Energetic Residents

Gresham Smith provided interior design for various student common areas—including lounges, gaming areas, fitness facilities, communal kitchens, common corridors and sales and administrative offices—that exude the high energy of student life featuring a vibrant scheme with natural colors as a backdrop. Sustainable elements such as cork flooring were utilized, and dropped ceiling features with contemporary light fixtures add architectural interest to the exciting student spaces.

University House interior

Student Loyalty in a Competitive Market

The designs support Inland’s approach to provide the best student living experience possible, and University House communities continue to rank higher nationally in resident satisfaction than any other student housing company.