In 2005, Princeton University set out to develop a 10-year plan to revitalize student housing on their campus. The Lakeside project also had a goal to improve the condition and sustainability of their buildings while limiting the impact on the surrounding woodlands.

Completed in 2015, Princeton University’s newest graduate student community, Lakeside Apartments and Townhomes, provides housing for over 715 graduate students and their families in a collection of townhomes and mid-rise apartments on 14 acres located on the main campus. Winding through the complex are pathways and vistas carefully located to connect Princeton’s campus to adjacent Lake Carnegie.

The desire to create a LEED certified community and tie the project to the natural setting led Princeton to Ludowici. The community features 250,000 sq. ft. of Ludowici’s LudoSlate interlocking roof tile and NeXclad, manufactured by Ludowici and sold through Terreal North America, Ludowici’s wall cladding division.