We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects' Firm Award for "a distinguished body of work" and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site's unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

Paul S. Haack, AIA
Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
David C. Pfeifer, AIA
Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
John D. Graham, AIA

John D. Anderson, FAIA Emeritus
Ronald L. Mason, FAIA Emeritus
Curt F. Dale, FAIA 1945-2003

Cathy Bellem, AIA
Ben Blanchard, AIA
John Everin, AIA
Erin Hillhouse, AIA
David E. Houston, AIA
James R. Taylor, AIA

Dan Bishop, AIA
Peter Koehler, AIA
Pamela J. Loomis, SDA/C
Ryan Lutz, AIA
Kristin O'Connell, Assoc AIA
Jenna Michieli, AIA
Suzanne Minear, AIA
Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
Charlotte Stapleton
Todd Swarts, AIA
Kristina Winn, AIA
Julie Zurakowski, AIA
3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762

www.amdarchitects.com
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The new Health and Science Center is the most significant capital construction project on the Central Wyoming College campus in two decades, providing 50,000 GSF of teaching, research, training, office and classroom space for CWC. The project's primary goals are putting science on display, encouraging collaboration with Science and Nursing to improve workforce skills for central Wyoming community, match the existing campus typology, improve the campus front door along the main road, and face the main campus green. Its location on campus invites all of the College's students to participate in the broad spectrum of opportunities in the health and science fields.

The site respects the existing campus pattern of buildings running southwest to northeast. This orientation allows the labs to have distributed northern light and affords the classrooms southern light and frames specific western views to the Wind River Range and southern views to Beaver Rim. Views to the west and south are best from the public entry, student study spaces and lecture hall. The footprint is narrow to hold the building back from the Student Center that sits to the northwest, and helps reduce the number of shadows generated in winter months. The gabled roof reduces the visual impact of the building. By following the building orientation established by adjacent campus buildings, sunlight will reach the north elevation and entry even on the shortest day of the year. The large lecture hall and entry plaza sit at the terminus of a new campus roundabout and provide a gable on the green, consistent with Main Hall.

Health and Science Center

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