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A history of CSU's building and grounds from 1870 to the present.

Summit Hall, 2004-

From CSU's Sense of Place:  A Campus History of Colorado's Land-Grant University, by James E. Hansen, Gordon A. Hazard, and Linda M. Meyer.  Fort Collins, CO:  Colorado State University, 2018.

Architects - Michael L. Aller, David Lingle and Bradley Massey with BHA Design Incorporated doing the landscaping

Builder – Pinkard Construction Company of Denver

963 West Pitkin Street

Summit Hall became the University’s first new residence hall to be built in 35 years. The architectural firm of Michael L. Aller, David Lingle and Bradley Massey designed this 118,000 square foot project.  BHA Design Incorporated designed the landscaping.  Built by the Pinkard Construction Company of Denver, it was opened for the fall semester of 2004. Its name was chosen through an informal poll taken by the Residence Hall Association (RHA) to reflect CSU and its Colorado lifestyle. Each floor in the hall is named after a 14,000-foot peak in Colorado.

Summit Hall is located just west of the football practice fields and the old Holley Plant Environmental Research Center (PERC) Arboretum.  It is located across the street from Edwards Hall.  It became the first residence hall to be air-conditioned. It houses 533 residents in 196 double rooms and 141 single rooms that each have their own bathroom.  This LEED-Gold certified hall began a series of upgrades throughout the entire University’s residence hall system to increase the capacity and to modernize on-campus housing for the growing population of students.

Another first for the CSU Housing System, Summit Hall was designed without its own dining facility.  By 1998, residents were free to eat at whichever dining facility within the housing system they chose.

Sources by Gordon A. Hazard

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E-mail from Ron Pantier dated July 12, 2016.

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