Colorado State University—Pueblo Student Housing Building II and III

Due to CSU’s success with the initial student housing facility, Student Housing Building I, the design and construction process for buildings two and three were accelerated and compressed into a single year. We planned two student housing facilities that included mechanical, plumbing and electrical system design services for two new 250 bed, three-story student housing facilities of approximately 80,000 square feet each.

We designed the main level student common to accommodate future students’ personal and social needs. We included: private study rooms, great rooms, private conference rooms, a convenient bistro and serving isles, a cyber lounge, central laundry facilities, mail room, and reception and waiting areas.

The mechanical system for the building incorporated a water source heat pump system originally designed with highly-efficient boilers and cooling towers. We planned the boilers and cooling towers to accommodate being transferred to a “Ground Source Geothermal System” which university representatives are considering installing. The project is registered with the USGBC and achieved “LEED GOLD Certification.”