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UW-Madison Dejope Residence Hall & Food Service Facility

Madison, WI


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Owner: State of Wisconsin
Size: 228,639 SF
Completion: June 2012
Architect / Engineer: Mackey Mitchell Architects & Engberg Anderson Design Partnership

Project Description:

The new five-story UW-Madison Residence Hall and Food Service Facility accommodates the growing numbers of freshmen desiring to live on campus. In the new facility, levels two through five provide for 408 residents clustered around common spaces, a TV and fireplace lounge, offices, service desk, laundry, tech center, and programming space.

The ground floor’s Lakeside Market presents eight diverse marketplace-style dining venues and convenience store serving an estimated 3,250 students. The multi-purpose meeting and conference space provides seating for up to 300 with a beautiful outdoor green space, fire circle, and terrace just 300 feet from the Lake Mendota shoreline.

In the Ho-Chunk language, Dejope means "four lakes," which describes this area of the Mendota, Monona, Waubesa and Kegonsa lakes, an area the Ho-Chunk and other Nations called home for thousands of years. A Fire Circle with bronze plaques on the sitting stones, representing the 11 Indian Nations in Wisconsin, graces the north green space, facing the lake.