The UC Riverside Dundee-Glasgow project has reached completion! In partnership with American Campus Communities and architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Morley Builders provided general contracting services for the new student housing complex, which includes a state-of-the-art residence and dining hall on UC Riverside’s campus.
Dundee Residence Hall (North and South) consists of two 7-story, wood-frame over concrete podium buildings providing 396 dorm rooms for undergraduate students. Amenities include a fitness center, three seminar rooms, a large multi-purpose space, student lounges, laundry rooms, a residential service office, and outdoor recreation areas. The housing will provide much needed residence hall housing which is targeted primarily towards first year students. While originally intended for double and triple occupancy rooms, all rooms in Dundee are currently being offered at Single occupancy in an effort to decrease community density and create a safe space for students during these unprecedented times.
Adjacent to Dundee sits the Glasgow Residential Restaurant, a new two-story, 53,000 sf student dining facility. Glasgow features a modern, residential dining program with multiple food stations, an exhibition bakery, a demonstration cooking platform, convenience store, patio terrace, two private dining rooms, and over $6M in food service equipment. It includes a 3,500 sf main commercial kitchen, 9 walk-in cooler/freezers, dishdrop and dishwashing areas, and administrative offices for restaurant/kitchen and catering operations. The building, constructed of structural steel frames, seats 830 people and will replace the existing campus dining hall. It will also house UC Riverside’s catering operations and provide service to its food trucks.
According to UC Riverside, the Dundee-Glasgow project aims to establish a distinctive living-learning mixed-use community that intentionally creates a sense of place with new student housing being aligned with appropriate residential life programs that provide a balance of privacy and community to enhance the overall academic experience for UC Riverside students.
The project, which was built strategically in phases to accommodate the active campus and student life, was completed ahead of schedule. Glasgow reached completion in June 2020 and Dundee in August 2020, in time to welcome students for the Fall 2020 semester. The project is targeting LEED Silver certification.