Colorado State University | Computer Science Building

  • $11.7M
  • 42,400 SF
  • 2008


  • 2010 Citation Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Denver Chapter
  • 2009 People’s Choice Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Denver Chapter

Colorado State University’s Computer Science Building is located at the epicenter of the student district of campus. It is a project which attempts to profoundly shape the district it sits within. To achieve this goal, the project employs a few key concepts. The building ground floor fluidly links a student plaza with a significant pedestrian artery leading to the historic section of campus, thereby connecting these two important campus precincts. A glassy public spine space abuts the student plaza, providing a strong edge to the formerly ill-defined plaza and a shared view to the Rocky Mountains beyond.

The project consists primarily of computer labs and offices for the Computer Science Department. A portion of the project is dedicated to the recently formed Information Systems Technology Center which promotes cross-disciplinary work among faculty and students from different departments who are examining computer-related issues.

The building incorporates a number of sustainable measures that specifically focus on reducing energy consumption. Key sustainable features include exterior sunshades, interior supply air delivered under the floor rather than from the ceiling, and indirect evaporative cooling. In all, the building incorporates 26 sustainability initiatives and is designed in the spirit of the US Green Building Council’s LEED Certification program.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762