CSU Pueblo Roof Garden, Colorado State University

Pueblo, Colorado

Design Development

The Freight Residences project is the TAXI Neighborhood’s newest project. The building’s surrounding landscape carefully combines private outdoor rooms, public shared play-scapes and porous landscape detention swales into an efficient yet artful arboreal setting that is equal parts garde and post industrial wild. 

The overall landscape is conceived of as a patch work of wild grassland ribbons wrapping a faceted, turf land form for play and family recreation. In combination, both landscape types serve as a buffer, threshold, stormwater management, way finding, habitat, and event space. 

The private areas, bound building, a drainage ribbon of grasses and cottonwoods, and gabion growing walls, provide livable outdoor rooms for the 1st floor tenants. A series of 8 steel bridges span the drainage ribbon allowing private access to the patio areas.