Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

West (Green) Quad

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Typical Floor Plan

* Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.

Inside The Halls

When West Quad opened in 2004, it was the largest sustainable residential complex on a university campus in the country. Since it was the first LEED certified project on the University of South Carolina's campus, West Quad helped to integrate sustainable practices not only for facilities management, but also in research, teaching and community service across the campus.

Also known as Green Quad, this residence hall houses 499 students. Each apartment features four private bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room and kitchen. Building amenities include classrooms, study lounges and laundry rooms. The complex is also home to the Learning Center for Sustainable Futures which promotes collaborative relationships among students, faculty, staff and community members exploring ways to create a sustainable society.

Staffing

Faculty Principal
Live-in Residence Life Coordinator
17 Resident Mentors (Undergraduate Students)

Home To

Green Learning Community
West (Green) Quad Community

The Basics

Type: Apartment
Year Built: 2004
Occupancy: 499
No. of Floors: 4
Electronic Access: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Cable Connection: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (1)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Air Conditioned: Yes

Features

Bedroom

  • Carpet
  • Bed, dresser, closet, desk w/chair

Bathroom

  • Shower (curtain provided) and toilet
  • Sink is located in hallway

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator, sink and stove

Laundry Room

  • First floor of A and C buildings

Other Amenities*

  • Couch, two chairs and end table in living room
  • Kitchen table w/ two chairs

Dimensions to Know for Move-In

Living/Dining Room 13' x 10'
Kitchen 13' x 5'3"
Bedroom 9' x 10'
Bathroom 5'4" x 3'
Living Room Window 62 1/2" wide x 69 1/2" tall
Bedroom Window 38 1/2" wide x 69 1/2" tall
Space Under Sink 28" tall x 27" deep x 40" wide
Mattress Length 80" (x-long twin)
Maximum Bed Height 31"
Desk 24" deep x 42" wide
Dresser 20" deep x 30" wide
Dresser Drawers 5" deep (3 drawers)
Closet 32" wide x 25" deep