Colegio Residencial Master Plan and Design

A burgeoning reputation and enrollment growth led the private, Catholic Universidad to Monterrey to seek a new residential facility that would remain true to its Modelo Formitivo model (an imperative to educate the “whole person”). The community includes two courtyard residences, a community building with civic, academic, and recreation space, faculty residences, student governance, and a chapel.  A dining venue was designed for a future phase.  

The Colegio Residencial offers residents communal, social, living, and spiritual accommodations within visually expansive yet secure surroundings, complete with well-lit paths and ample access for the disabled. The twin residence halls are accessed through open-air entries from the central quad, with stacked hall community spaces forming an entry portal. Views through the portal, across the resident courtyard and through open-air living rooms frame  the Sierra Madre range beyond.
“Mexico is a country in trouble. A very small percentage of our people can afford an education, and an even smaller percentage can afford a private [liberal arts] education. The path that [Hanbury] took with us is not just for UDEM, but for the hopeful transformation of our country.”
–  Francisco Javier Azcunaga Guerra, President, Universidad de Monterrey

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