University of Colorado, Colorado Springs – Stanton Parking Garage & Recreational Field

Architectural design accomplishes multiple land planning goals

Davis Partnership and MA Mortenson were selected by the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs in November 2012 as a Design-Build team for a new 1227 car, four-story parking garage topped by a 240ft by 360ft artificial turf recreational field to be used for student flag football, soccer and lacrosse. This project is located on a very challenging and prominent site at the intersection of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Stanton Road and will provide not only much-needed campus parking and recreational space near the heart of the campus, but will also allow for the displacement of existing parking resulting from expansion of the Campus Recreation Center and Alpine Village student housing complex. The garage is located and recessed into the top of an Arroyo to minimize garage visibility, to preserve views from adjacent housing areas, and to maximize the connection of the recreation fields with the main campus pedestrian spine. Construction started in early 2013 and completed in the summer of 2014.

While this project was under construction, Davis was retained to design a new traffic roundabout to enhance vehicle flows and significant pedestrian connections to link this facility with the expanded recreation center to the east and the new Alpine Village expansion to the north. This project reconciled the many different vehicle routes serving this part of the campus and greatly enhanced student safety by providing well-defined locations for crossing Stanton Road.

Project Scope

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Higher Education
  • Recreation

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