Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Housing Village

Pueblo, CO

Project Description

Based on a precinct micro-master plan for the north campus area, the Student Housing Village comprises a two -phase, three-building academic village which provides 753 beds; 250,000 square feet of floor space, including 45,000 square feet of common areas; two IT-equipped 700-square-foot classrooms; after-hours bistro; lodge-style great rooms with beam ceilings and group-study lounges for each floor with wraparound floor-to-ceiling glazing. The housing village forms a central green (the Oval) which serves as an entryway for residents and guests, and two quadrangles which provide informal gathering spaces and frame spectacular views to Pikes Peak and the San Juan Ranges. The design creates a cohesive neighborhood by routing pedestrian paths through the buildings' common areas and from the Student Union.

Crestone (Phase I) provides a variety of 2 + 2 shared bedrooms, 1 + 1 private bedrooms and private suites, and a Hall Director’s apartment. The living/learning commons has a great room, multi-media classroom, computer lab, warming kitchen, central laundry, vending, mail, conference/meeting room, control desk, and administration offices. Both north and south house-wings enjoy their own study lounge at every floor, creating intimate group dynamics within the community. The project goals included fostering a sense of community, creating a safe environment, integrating indoor and outdoor spaces, presenting living and learning opportunities and providing residents with technology unavailable off campus.



2010 Colorado Sustainable Design Awards. Second Place, Commercial Architecture
Mountain States Construction Gold Hard Hat Award. Outstanding Higher Education/Research

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