Dundee/Glasgow consists of two residential towers (Dundee) and a new dining facility (Glasgow). Glasgow seats more than 800 people and will replace the existing dining facility. The main goals were sustainability, the creation of a new community that aligns with UCR’s architectural and pedestrian frameworks, and the creation of usable open space. Design challenges included incorporating the residential towers and a dining facility on a small site, while providing necessary vehicular and service access separate from major pedestrian routes. Stormwater strategies were addressed by using the adjacent arroyo for stormwater capacity and treatment that could not be accommodated on-site). Grading challenges and accessibility were solved by incorporating vertical circulation within the buildings.
Renderings courtesy of Solomon Cordwell Buenz.
KPFF Consulting Engineers