Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Commons
Cesar Rubio

Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Commons

SCB as Architects

Dundee Residence Hall and Glasgow Dining Commons are the first of several large-scale projects adding residential capacity and transforming the campus experience at UC Riverside. Located adjacent to the campus’ original residence halls, Aberdeen-Inverness (A&I), the 820-bed Dundee Residence Hall complements the geometry of A&I, utilizing two seven-story buildings to form a shared outdoor courtyard. The courtyard serves as the “living room” of the community, offering a variety of recreational and social, as well as contemplative spaces, amidst a landscape of native plantings.

photo_credit Cesar Rubio
Cesar Rubio
photo_credit Cesar Rubio
Cesar Rubio

The buildings are carefully sited with respect to natural sightlines and campus connections, with upper floor student lounges strategically positioned as “lanterns” to the community. Ground floor amenities focused on living and learning include three seminar classrooms, a large multi-purpose room, as well as more social spaces such as a large resident lounge with a stage, music practice studios, and a recreation and gaming lounge, to name a few. Dundee Residence Hall is LEED Gold.

photo_credit Cesar Rubio
Cesar Rubio
photo_credit Pavel Bendov
Pavel Bendov

At the courtyard’s southern reach, a large portal through Dundee South Hall reveals the 800+-seat Glasgow Dining Commons, the residential precinct’s signature building. Sweeping walls of glazed curtain wall are shrouded within a louvered shell, allowing for dramatic views of the surrounding Box Spring Mountains, while mitigating solar gain and glare. The 52,000 square-foot all-you-care-to-eat facility offers six unique food venues, including a central demonstration kitchen and exhibition bakery, as well as a grab-and-go convenience store. An elevated outdoor dining terrace provides additional seating, taking advantage of the campus’ hospitable climate, year-round. Glasgow Commons is LEED Silver.

photo_credit Cesar Rubio
Cesar Rubio
photo_credit Cesar Rubio
Cesar Rubio

Team:
Architect: Solomon CordwellBuenz (SCB)
Other participants: Benchmark Contractors, DCI Engineers, Interface Engineering, Walker Macy, CRA, Webb Design, KPFF Consulting Engineers, PLANNET
Photography: Cesar Rubio and Pavel Bendov

photo_credit Pavel Bendov
Pavel Bendov
photo_credit Pavel Bendov
Pavel Bendov

Material Used:
1. Flooring: Carpet Tile, Shaw Contract, Advance Tile - Active
2. Interior Storefront: Interior Aluminum Storefront, Wilson Partitions
3. Exterior Windows: Vinyl Windows, VPI, Endurance Series

Products used in this project
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Flooring: Carpet TileShaw Contract
Exterior Windows: Vinyl WindowsVPI Quality Windows
Interior Storefront: Interior Aluminum StorefrontWilson Partitions®
Product Spec Sheet
Flooring: Carpet Tile
Exterior Windows: Vinyl Windows
Endurance Series by VPI Quality Windows
Interior Storefront: Interior Aluminum Storefront
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