Most Outstanding Projects

Published on December 1st, 2013 | by UC&D Magazine


UC&D 2013 Outstanding Small Higher Education Project

    USU San Juan Campus Residence Hall
    Owner: Utah State University
    Architect: Method Studio, Inc.
    GC: Gramoll Construction
    Civil: Tuttle + Associates
    Electrical: Spectrum Engineers
    Structural: Reaveley Engineers + Associates
    Mechanical: Van Boerum & Frank Associates
    Outstanding Highway Project Over $10 Million
    Quitchupah Creek Road

Located is Utah’s Southeast corner, Blanding is in a rare and remote location with unique geography and a timeless heritage. This USU remote campus serves a strong Navajo and female student base in the Four Corner region.

This new residence hall is a place of inspiration to the local community, offering state-of-the-art amenities with a focus on learning and education. Metal panels in varying colors and modules were used along with CMU in both split-faced and honed finishes. A terra cotta metal panel at the entry complements a cool gray metal panel. The CMU color scheme matched the bold colors of the surrounding landscape.

Interior railings feature natural plywood and stained walnut finishes, and offers a modern look while blending in with the natural context.

Design was completed in three months in order to meet an August twenty-twelve deadline to begin construction. The site was built to accommodate future growth in relation to placement of utility and sewer lines.

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