Colorado Christian University – Yetter Residence Hall
Contemporary university living promotes learning, interaction and community at CCU
Yetter Hall marks the first new residence hall to be built at CCU since completion of the campus master plan and housing study in 2012. It was the second building recommended by the master plan, developed by Davis Partnership, and was dedicated on August 19, 2015; just one year after construction began. The new residence hall boasts 53 apartment-style units containing 300-beds, hallways infused with commons areas for study and socializing, basement storage for students, and outdoor greenspace. The new building embraces the exterior materials, massing, and architectural vocabularies set forth by Leprino Hall, also designed Davis Partnership, while adding unique design elements and character that sets it apart as a 21st century residence hall.[Read More]
As students enter the 103,000-square-foot building, they are received by a welcoming lobby filled with lounge space, study nooks and other amenities. Here, the stage is set for the exchange of ideas, for students to “see and be seen” and to build the foundation of lasting relationships. Drawing students outside their comfort zones and into a more social setting was a priority for CCU and Davis Partnership. Employing an approach similar to a traditional student commons, Davis Partnership introduced a new, intimate “living room” space directly outside of each four-unit cluster. These living room pods activate the space directly outside each apartment’s private living space, providing informal space for studying and interaction, and they are fully integrated with various technologies to accommodate today’s scholars. After all, 70% of learning occurs outside the classroom. These nontraditional multi-use spaces form the glue that holds the residence hall community together.
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