Northeastern Junior College | Blue Spruce Hall

  • $5.2M
  • 30,000 GSF
  • 2011
  • LEED Gold

Blue Spruce Hall at Northeastern Junior College is the first new building to be built on the campus in nearly ten years, and is an exciting addition to NJC and the Sterling community.

The building provides a gateway marker for entry to the campus from the highway, and is situated along a new pedestrian promenade that connects the two halves of campus. The two-story public lounge area is an activated, highly visible element as students move through campus, and connects the Promenade to the new courtyard shared with the adjacent Dowis Hall.
The goal of the unit type design was to achieve community through shared spaces, including the bath facilities. The program includes 124 beds in double rooms with multiple group bathrooms located on each floor.

The College pursued the environmental sustainability goal of a LEED Gold certification for the project, and hopes to use the environmental installations as a demonstration of the campus’ commitment to sustainable practices, and as a learning tool for the students.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762

www.amdarchitects.com
info@amdarchitects.com

About AMD

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 “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.

AMD Staff
  • Paul S. Haack, AIA
  • Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
  • David C. Pfeifer, AIA
  • Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
  • John D. Graham, AIA
  • Ronald L. Mason, FAIA
    Emeritus
  • John D. Anderson, FAIA
    1926-2017
  • Curt F. Dale, FAIA
    1945-2003
  • Cathy Bellem, AIA
  • Ben Blanchard, AIA
  • John Everin, AIA
  • Erin Hillhouse, AIA
  • David E. Houston, AIA
  • Suzanne Dupée Minear, AIA
  • Kristin O’Connell, Assoc AIA
  • Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
  • James R. Taylor, AIA
  • Dan Bishop, AIA
  • Stephan Hall, AIA
  • Peter Koehler, AIA
  • Ryan Lutz, AIA
  • Jenna Michieli, AIA
  • Michael Stesney, AIA
  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
  • Julie Zurakowski, AIA