Laurel Village open house features first CSU building to pursue LEED platinum

Colorado State University’s Housing & Dining Services is hosting an open house at Laurel Village, CSU’s newest residential community, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Laurel Village is located at 920 W. Plum St., between Corbett Hall and the Durrell Center on the north side of campus. Contact Kayla Green at (970) 491-7099 or for parking or permit information.

Laurel Village includes Alpine and Piñon residence halls as well as the Pavilion, the community building and the first building on main campus to pursue LEED platinum certification. The halls feature 615 student beds – 400 in the College of Natural Sciences Learning Community and roughly 200 in the Year 2 @ CSU returning student community.

The College of Natural Sciences Learning Community, which features integrated classroom space, study areas, and open collaborative space, occupies all of Piñon Hall and a portion of Alpine Hall. This model is similar to the Engineering and Honors programs at the Academic Village, which has proven a successful way to integrate academics into students’ residential space.

The Pavilion, between Alpine and Pinion halls, provides programming, game and study spaces for Laurel Village. The state-of-the-art building features sustainable and local products as well as innovative energy-saving features including a katabatic tower and trombe wall.

The Pavilion also features a Living Green Wall, a gallery to showcase student projects, a bike repair shop, a living slope, and office and programming space for the Eco Leader program, which works to engage students living on campus in sustainable behavior choices through peer-to-peer social marketing.

For more information, contact Kayla Green at (970) 491-7099 or