University of California, Riverside
Housing Dormitories - Phase 1

Location of Project
Riverside, California

Square Footage
144,000 square feet

Cost
$23 million

No. of Beds
464

Design Architect: Ratcliff

RBB Architects, in association with Ratcliff as design architects, were commissioned to serve as programmers, precinct planners and architects for the Undergraduate Student Housing project to include 1200 suite style units. The complex will include computer labs, classrooms, study lounges, convenience store, social lounges, game room, laundry facilities, general conferencing space, central office/mailroom, and recreational areas.

The precinct planning and programming efforts created a framework for the development of a housing project that coincides with the university's long term goals. The general design goals included the cohesive development of the housing complex and its relationship to the adjacent residence halls. These goals also included the creation of an environment that is conducive to the educational process while augmenting the visual enhancement and development of the campus. The specific goals included the development of a complex that contributes to the overall campus image and takes into account pedestrian oriented outdoor activities by creating a series of interconnected environments.

The team designed a state of the future housing complex to strengthen the academic, cultural and social interaction of the student population, in a setting that will preserve and enhance the beauty of the natural environment.

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Location of Project
Riverside, California

Square Footage
144,000 square feet

Cost
$23 million

No. of Beds
464

Design Architect: Ratcliff

RBB Architects, in association with Ratcliff as design architects, were commissioned to serve as programmers, precinct planners and architects for the Undergraduate Student Housing project to include 1200 suite style units. The complex will include computer labs, classrooms, study lounges, convenience store, social lounges, game room, laundry facilities, general conferencing space, central office/mailroom, and recreational areas.

The precinct planning and programming efforts created a framework for the development of a housing project that coincides with the university's long term goals. The general design goals included the cohesive development of the housing complex and its relationship to the adjacent residence halls. These goals also included the creation of an environment that is conducive to the educational process while augmenting the visual enhancement and development of the campus. The specific goals included the development of a complex that contributes to the overall campus image and takes into account pedestrian oriented outdoor activities by creating a series of interconnected environments.

The team designed a state of the future housing complex to strengthen the academic, cultural and social interaction of the student population, in a setting that will preserve and enhance the beauty of the natural environment.

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