Student Living

FLATHEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE — STUDENT APARTMENT COMPLEX
With only 15 off-campus units (leased from a third party) providing student housing to 30 out of roughly 2,400 enrolled students, and with survey results indicating students found it difficult and expensive to find housing near campus, FVCC’s board partnered with a multi-disciplinary team from CTA to design and oversee construction of the school’s first on-campus housing. The new student apartment complex consists of 124 beds situated within double and single units, each with efficient living spaces with kitchens. Building common spaces provide collaboration and study areas for students as well as mail, laundry, and storage facilities.

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO — STUDENT APARTMENT COMPLEX
This two-story apartment housing project is the first of its kind to be built on CSI’s Twin Falls, Idaho campus. The efficient mix of 20 single- and 20 double-bedroom units is a prototype for a planned build-out of three buildings totaling 120 living units. The significant use of brick on the building’s exterior compliments the palate of the campus’s academic core while providing a welcoming residential scale. The interior finishes are durable, bright, and appropriately daylit, with operable exterior windows.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE — RIMVIEW HAL
This project reflects CTA’s flexibility in developing the right strategies to accomplish client goals. Rimview, on the campus of Rocky Mountain College (Billings, MT), had to be completed and occupied by the fall term in order to meet owner debt requirements. Modularizing the design aided significantly in constructability of the project, where most of the building was constructed during the winter months. The facility was intended to draw upper-classmen back on campus and the design helped accomplish just that.