University Heights College Suites is a student housing facility located in the heart of the University Heights section of Albany, New York, surrounded by the campuses of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany Medical College, Sage College of Albany, and Albany Law School. The consistent rising demand for student housing presented the opportunity for the owners, Renaissance Corporation of Albany, to increase tenant capacity and revenue by constructing an 88-bed addition adjacent to the existing 4-story building. From the onset, the owners envisioned developing an upscale project consistent with the current trend in hospitality-oriented student housing. Although the form, rhythm, and materials of the existing building are respectfully maintained, slight variations in the façade details and a contrasting color pallet set the addition apart from its next door cousin. Interior finishes and features were approached with a more modern, market-rate yet budget-conscious sensibility. Unit diversity is achieved by dividing the uppermost floor into studio, 1 and 2-bedroom rentals. The project’s success is reflected in the immediate sell out of rentals prior to project completion.