The university’s main goal for this project was to provide high-quality housing in a residential setting that had a special identity combined with a strong presence on campus. Situated on a hillside overlooking the academic center, the site plan maximizes the views and creates a “community commons.” Special attention was given to limiting the pedestrian/vehicular ASSOCIATED FIRMPathfinder Engineers, LLPCAPACITY1,076COST PER SQ FT$140.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio and providing a safe,
This project includes two four-story and two five-story buildings with residential suites that accommodate up to six students. A great room, recreation room and lounges on each floor complement the community design goal.
Also, through the use of masonry and brick, the massing of the buildings was articulated to reinforce the residential scale and character.
An additional goal was to provide buildings that are environmentally responsible and economically viable. Therefore, building systems and materials were chosen to capture the synergies of a well-integrated design. With this focus on green design, Mountainview College was completed as a LEED-certifiable project.