Dejope Residence Hall
University of Wisconsin, Madison
The University of Wisconsin, Madison Dejope Residence Hall is located along the shore of Lake Mendota. The name “Dejope” is a Ho-Chunk term used by indigenous peoples for thousands of years to reference the Madison area meaning “Four Lakes.” Continuing this reference to the region’s history, the food service facility is called “Four Lakes Market”, and features eight dining venues, seating for 450 and capacity to serve 1,350 meals during peak periods.
The residence hall contains 408 resident beds on the top four floors, with lounges and study rooms on each floor. In addition to the “Four Lakes Market”, the first floor includes a convenience store, café, offices, classrooms, informal lounge space, multi-functional space with seating for 250, a staff apartment, and exterior gathering areas.
The building has been developed, sited and designed to achieve an equivalency of LEED-Silver certification, though LEED registration was not pursued. Engberg Anderson worked in association with Mackey Mitchell Architects of St. Louis, MO.