University Center – Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado

The original Campbell College Center was demolished to create a central location on campus for the new University Center. The new building was designed in association with Hom+Goldman Architects to accommodate a growing student body with up-to-date amenities. The 100,000 sf building includes a new book­­store, dining hall, full service commercial kitchen, retail dining space, coffee shop, student services, the campus newspaper and radio station, art gallery, multi-purpose ballroom for 500, exterior terraces with a small roof garden and

plazas providing casual gathering spaces for students, study lounges, and student activity lounge. Adjacent and connected is a 4-tier open parking structure for 277 vehicles.

This was a fast-track, phased project. Due to the accelerated schedule, major design decisions and revisions continued essen­tially all the way through construction. Chamberlin provided on-site coor­di­nation of this complex effort.