The Dundee/Glasgow student life community consists of two residential towers (Dundee) and a new dining facility (Glasgow). Glasgow seats more than 800 people and replaces an existing dining facility. Grounded in a circulation, development, and landscape framework developed by Walker Macy in prior campus master plans, and developed in conjunction with the firm’s work at the adjacent North District student life development, the team’s design work substantially modernizes a central student life neighborhood. The main goals of the project included sustainability; the creation of a new community that aligns with UCR’s architectural and pedestrian frameworks; and the creation of useful, engaging open spaces. 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