Campus Student Life

Madison, WI

Nestled within the bustle of Madison and the University of Wisconsin campus, XO1 offers student housing blended with Madison’s history.  The eight-story, 79 student housing building offers one- to five-bedroom apartment units for students to call home. The new apartments respond to the surrounding neighborhood and connect academics with the history of Madison. This redevelopment included the relocation and preservation of the 1930’s masonry chapel, St. Francis House. By relocating the historic building just to the west of the development, the site offers a blend of history, religion, academia, and urban life for students and the public to enjoy. It ties together a variety of architectural styles and remains sensitive to the solar impacts and sight lines to the church and bell tower.

The building is a post-tensioned concrete structure with two levels of under-building parking. The contemporary exterior skin is a combination of stone, metal panels, and spandrel glazing. Metal balconies and railings articulate the façade and create usable open space for the residents.