Published on December 1st, 2013 | by UC&D Magazine0
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.