University of Colorado Colorado Springs Village at Alpine Valley and Roaring Fork Dining Facility
Colorado Springs, CO
The project goal 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, an existing three-building housing complex to the east, and the three new residence halls designed with multi-use classrooms and a student services component.
The project is part of a strategy to accommodate future enrollment growth at UCCS, which is one of the fastest growing campuses in Colorado. Page provided master planning, site design, programming, architecture, interiors, engineering, food service consulting and FF&E services for the design-build project, which is targeting LEED Gold certification for the dining center. The Village at Alpine Valley residence hall was awarded LEED Gold certification in February 2018.
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. Each of the residence halls, as well as the dining hall, were named after Colorado tributaries. Phase One was completed in August 2015 and delivered 260 beds and the dining facility. Phase Two was completed on August 15, 2016 and included the remaining 250 beds of student housing.
The dining hall serves 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 SF facility serves approximately 450 patrons with plans for future expansion to the dining seating areas and kitchen server. 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.
Publications + News
- Trends In Student Housing Programming, Design
- Raising The Bar: UCCS Village at Alpine Valley
- Dining Facility Gets Gold Star
- University Residence Halls Achieve LEED Gold
- Page Strengthens Presence with Significant Investment in Denver