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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The grand opening has been held for Global Village, a 189,000-square-foot mixed-use project on the campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester. The main feature of the project, which is known as Global Village, is a 414-bed student housing component that contains a mix of apartments and suite-style housing. In addition, the project contains 12,000 square feet of academic space and 20,000 square feet of retail space that includes a restaurant. The project features an outdoor plaza containing outdoor seating for the restaurant as well as an outdoor lounge containing a fire pit and a small performance area. The lounge turns into a small skating rink in the winter. The outdoor area also features a south-facing lawn “beach” and a green roof above the restaurant. ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge was the project architect, and SWA Group was the landscape architect.

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