Student Housing

Gilbane Development Company is a leading student housing developer, with over 20,000 beds developed or underway. From site selection to design to operations, our expert team understands how to create dynamic living-learning environments tailored to the unique needs of students. 

We design with students in mind

Gilbane Development Company approaches each project with a goal of delivering an integrated living experience and providing a greater sense of community for our student residents.

From initial site development through design and operations, our award-winning team is adept and experienced in all facets of student housing development. 

257Thayer Student Housing Brown Exterior 2

Select Awards

  • Tempo | College Park, MD – Student Housing Business, Innovator Award, Best Use of Green & Sustainable Construction & Development, 2023
  • Apollo | Tempe, AZ – Student Housing Business, Innovator Award, Best Packaging and Offering of Amenities, 2021
  • Altus | Towson, MD –  Building Design & Construction, Best Student Housing Developments in the Time of COVID-19, 2021  
  • Octave | Champaign, IL – Multi Housing News (MHN), Development & Design in Student Housing, Excellence Gold Winner, 2020
  • 30 East | Chicago, IL – National Association of Home Builders, Best in American Living Award, Student Housing, 2017
  • 257 Thayer | Providence, RI – Student Housing Business, Innovator Award, Best New Development Under 300 Beds, 2016


beds completed/underway


Top 10 developer of student housing (Student Housing Business, 2023)


University Markets


Insights & Articles

Apollo Arizona State Student Housing Pool 2

Let’s talk about your project.

Have a project in mind? Our team would love to talk with you about how Gilbane can help bring your plan to life.