MASN Event with the UW Architect – March 21

Have you ever wondered how the university makes decisions about campus planning and features of new buildings? Come and hear from university architect Stu LaRose. We will be meeting in Dejope Residence Hall.


Note: You must pre-register to attend this event (space is limited)

March 21

Time:  3:00 pm

Location:  Dejope Residence Hall

(see map attached to email for exact meeting location in the building)

Not a Current MASN member? Please consider joining and take advantage of our monthly events connecting academic staff with campus and each other.


Want a taste of what Mr. LaRose will be discussing? Here are a few facts about Dejope Hall:

This project was the first of two phases that significantly improved housing and food service facilities located in the west lakeshore area of campus and increased residence hall capacity to satisfy the demand of students and parents for on-campus housing.  Dejope Hall is 228,209 GSF and provides housing for 416 students as well as a new food service facility that replaced Frank’s Place over at Kronshage Hall.

The residence hall portion of the building offers a modified traditional residence hall arrangement.  204 double rooms are arranged in clusters of five that will share a bathroom.  Additional units include eight single bedroom units for house fellows and a separate two bedroom apartment for an on-site residence life staff member.

The food service venue is designed to meet the needs of the approximately 3,250 students living in the lakeshore area.  The space seats 450 students, and, during peak periods, has the capacity to serve nearly 1,350 meals. The facility has a marketplace style of food preparation and a serving area that allows changing menu concepts easily and has the ability to do made-to-order cooking or assembly at each location within the serving area.

This project incorporates sustainable design elements and was built as a U.S. Green Building Council LEED™  Silver equivalent building.  Among the elements included in the project are green roofs and solar panels to generate hot water.

We hope to see you there!

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