The University of Colorado/Denver needed to provide their first on-campus living building that enhanced the college experience for students at this urban campus. The 7-story dorm building also includes expanded meeting spaces in the 3-story Learning Center along with food services, all just steps from downtown Denver.
The expansion of the original 1958 Hill Hall structure which included a new lobby, new classrooms, and a new enclosed roof-top mechanical plant was no easy task, requiring existing columns and foundations to be reinforced. The framing system was structural steel.
Metropolitan State University created a working hotel on their campus as a part of their hospitality education program, providing students a real world working and learning environment. The building joined a cast-in-place concrete hotel with a structural steel educational wing wrapped around a central courtyard.