Colorado Northwestern Community College | Academic Services

  • $17M
  • 68,000 SF
  • 2011
  • LEED Gold

This multipurpose facility with academic classrooms and labs, faculty offices, student services and library, serves as the primary building for the College and establishes the architectural vocabulary for the new campus.

Placed along a ridge on the site, the building creates the primary presence for the campus, forming an edge of the future campus quadrangle and creating a portal to the prairie hillside. An offset in the topography is telegraphed in the building footprint, with offset classroom wings structuring the configuration of the primary public space of the building that will serve as a hub for student life on campus.

Active programs are positioned along the public space as a way of promoting community within the building. Two story spaces interconnect the levels and allow for natural light and views to animate this social hub. This public space weaves through the building and visually and physically connects the future quadrangle to the north and the prairie hillside to the south.

The library and media center occupies a central location within the building and interconnects with a two-story public space that forms a social hub within the building. Located on the second floor, the library captures views out to valley while establishing a presence on the hillside from the city below.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762