Colorado Springs Village at Alpine Valley and Roaring Fork Dining Facility

, University of Colorado

Colorado Springs, CO


The goal for the Village at Alpine Valley was to create a new social hub that provides daily student services and successfully hosts a full range of campus events. The Roaring Fork dining center anchors a new North Campus neighborhood that includes a recreation center expansion, a new 1,300-car parking garage, soccer field, and an existing three-building housing complex. The project, which acheived LEED Gold certification, is part of a strategy to accommodate future enrollment growth at UCCS, which is one of the fastest growing campuses in Colorado.

Page designed the facility around a Colorado River theme, which featured artist-designed, colored terrazzo floor finishes and symbols of the state’s terrain, history and wildlife in the dining hall. Phase One delivered 260 beds and the dining facility, while Phase Two included the remaining 250 beds of student housing.

Roaring Fork provides the catering needs for the whole campus and features multiple venues, a retail space and a large multipurpose room, in addition to the dining and kitchen areas. The 36,269-square-foot facility serves approximately 450 patrons with plans for future expansion. Dining options include an all-you-care-to-eat program in a hybrid-type dispersed marketplace / corralled concept with a scratch bakery, full catering kitchen, an exhibition-oriented venue, and a multi-purpose event conference venue and rental facility.

Building Facts

  • 211,210 SF
  • Services Provided: Programming / Architecture / Site Design Master Planning / Interiors / Engineering / Food Service Consulting / FF&E
  • 510 Beds
  • 1,300-Car Parking Garage
  • LEED Gold Certified