Bluestone Commons is a student housing development near the UMN-Duluth campus north of downtown Duluth. The courtyard features an outdoor seating area and, as a focal point, an exposed, natural Bluestone Knoll is integrated into the layout of the space.
An outdoor terrace was created adjacent to the Community Room and features a full outdoor kitchen and gas fire place. Overhead Arbors create cover and provide accent lighting at night. The landscape also features plants and trees native to the North Shore of Lake Superior.
On the southwest corner of the building a series of large boulders were arranged to take advantage of the sun's exposure and create a warm, sunny gathering area for students to study, eat, and relax.
Project Lead: Ben Erickson
Project Partners: ESG Architects.
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