Community Commons, University of Denver
Project Size (in SQFT):
A FIRST-YEAR HUB OF CAMPUS INTERACTION
The Community Commons is shaped to create multiple scales of connectivity along tiered paths that evoke the canyons of regional landscapes. Spaces are designed to encourage interaction and welcome a diverse student community. The concept of “FLOW” –a guiding design principle--creates a fluid and dynamic environment to encourage the encounter of people, ideas, and resources.
The 138,000sf project in combination with the First Year Residence Hall is a major step in realizing the aspirations of DU Impact 2025. Spaces include campus dining, multi-use forum and event, student and faculty lounges, student services and support, and outdoor terraces. Generous openings interconnect multi-levels bringing daylight to interior spaces. Planning, massing and the interconnection between indoor and outdoor spaces are shaped to build community and create a dynamic center of student activity within the core campus.
Design Architect: Moore Ruble Yudell
Executive Architect: Anderson Mason Dale Architects