The Standard student housing project has the opportunity to bring vibrancy to the area through a development that is focused on the public realm and activation of Boulder Creek. The creation of 303 units of student housing in Studios, 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom unit configurations will serve to alleviate student pressure on housing supply in the Boulder market and provide a professionally managed environment for students.
This housing solution is in direct proximity to CU Boulder in the High Hazard and Conveyance Zones of the Floor Plain of Boulder Creek and is also ideally located along a multi-use path corridor near shopping, recreation, and transit. Designed to work with the site, the project is planned to activate and improve the creek, strengthen engagement to natural surroundings, and improve connectivity to existing multi-use paths and neighborhoods. The building massing has a strong east to west circulation spine with extensions of the building towards the south, reducing in scale towards the creek. The buildings are carefully situated in the landscape to accommodate the floodplain and will step down with the grade, helping to break down the scale and create various outdoor rooms. With the rhythm of mass-open, or building-courtyard, the project seeks to visually open itself up to the path and create an engaging experience to the community.