In preparation to accept reservations for new apartment homes on the University Woods campus, Oakwood Village created a Design Center. This new office space allowed Oakwood to grow its sales staff and serve as a dedicated space for the presales team to meet with residents-in-waiting as well as work with prospective residents as they select their apartment home finishes. The creation of the Design Center has provided a convenient space for those on the University Woods waiting list and the broader community to learn about Oakwood’s redevelopment plans, while minimizing traffic and disruption on the University Woods campus.
The buildout consisted of demo to the existing interior layout and the rebuilding of 7 exterior offices for the sales team, and a collection of design centers in the interior. These design centers include conference rooms, a kitchen mock up and bathroom mockup. These allow the prospective resident the ability to view material samples and experience layouts while deciding which floor plan they want for their apartment.