Christopher Carvell Says Increasingly Complex Projects Create New Identities for Universities in CAPRE’s Mountain West Student Housing Forum Preview

DENVER, CO -- Christopher Carvell Architects, PC was founded in Denver by Christopher Carvell, AIA in 1995. Mr. Carvell and his Senior Associates have guided programming, master planning, and the design of numerous critical efforts for private investor / developers, corporate end users, municipal / governmental and higher education clients throughout the Rocky Mountain West Region and nationwide. Christopher will be a featured speaker at CAPRE’s Mountain West Student Housing Forum in Denver, August, where he will participate in the panel, “The Evolution of Student Housing Design & Construction: New Urban Mixed Used Amenities, Speed to Market, and Cost Impact.” In anticipation of the event, we connected with Christopher to learn about his firm, perspective, and plans for CAPRE’s Student Housing Forum. CAPRE: Thanks for chatting with us today, Chris. Talk to us about Christopher Carvell Architects. What’s your background and value proposition? Carvell: As a firm, we bring a deep understanding and appreciation for what today’s students are looking for. Since our founding, CCA has designed every building type associated with Student Life on a college campus. This includes student unions, student recreation centers, event venues, satellite dining halls, and flex/lab multi-use classrooms. In each case, this wide range of uses inform the appropriate mixture for new campus expansions and housing precincts that are outside of the Campus Core. We call this “The total housing village concept.”   Having an extensive array of on campus experience builds trust with…