Adams State College | McDaniel Hall Renovation

  • $9.2M
  • 70,696 SF
  • October 2011

McDaniel Hall, a 1966 three story cast-in-place concrete structure, became obsolete to today’s evolving teaching pedagogies and student learning needs, requiring a major renovation of the interior spaces and building systems.

The building exterior remained with the exception of a three-story glazed addition on the south elevation and upgraded glazing on all existing windows. The building interior was gutted and reconfigured to house current program needs, consisting primarily of classroom, computer laboratory, faculty office space, and student interactive space.

The building is organized into two zones: the public ground level and the private upper levels. The public zone contains program elements requiring the greatest public access, such as the lecture hall and open access computer laboratory. The ground level also incorporates a variety of new student interactive spaces, including an informal cafe with an exterior connection and small formal study alcoves. The private upper levels are further divided into three sub-zones: the western classroom zone, the central core circulation and service zone that extends to the ground level, and the eastern departmental zone. These sub-zones allow for greater efficiency in space planning maximizing the usable square feet for classrooms, departments, and building services.

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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
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