Uncommon Flagstaff

CA Ventures Uncommon Flagstaff is a 375,400 SF, 180 unit (585 beds) mixed-use student housing project located immediately adjacent to the Northern Arizona University Campus. The site is within walking distance of campus, has public transit stop on site and is easily accessible to community resources.

The interior design approach for this project was focused on “Hygge,” the Danish/ Norwegian word for comfort, coziness, and well-being. Communal interior spaces are comfortable, relaxed, and inviting. They feature design elements like natural wood, locally inspired topographic wall coverings, and organic textiles that effortlessly connect students to the surrounding environment. Study spaces incorporate large expanses of glazing and perfectly frame the spectacular panoramic mountain views, while also saturating the atmosphere with natural light. Greenery is incorporated throughout the amenity spaces, adding biophilic touches and enhancing user wellness. Materiality was addressed by selecting products based on their recycled content, composition transparency, production impacts, and low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.

Photographer: Matt Winquist

*Project completed while at a previous firm.