WSC Breaks Ground for Student Apartment Complex
June 23, 2011 -- Western State College of Colorado (WSC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a student apartment complex on June 22 with representatives from JE Dunn Construction and Design West Architects.
The Pinnacles student apartment complex is an 85,000-square-foot project that will include 54 apartments and accommodate up to 226 tenants. The $20-million project includes the demolition of out-dated Coronado, Beckwith, and Keating Halls and is expected to be completed before the 2012-13 school year.
The current design is planned to achieve LEED Gold certification for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. The state-of-the-art facility will include community rooms, a greenhouse and an on-site recycling center.
“This is an exciting time for Western,” remarked WSC President Jay Helman. “After more than a year of assessment, planning and design, we are eager to see the new student apartment complex take shape on campus.”
The apartment complex’s name, The Pinnacles, was selected by the College from student submissions. It is named for the Dillon Pinnacles formation near Blue Mesa Reservoir.