University of Colorado Denver | Education 2 and Academic East Buildings

  • $54.6M
  • 275,000 SF
  • 2007


  • 2010 Citation Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Denver Chapter
  • 2009 Building of America Award
  • Real Estate & Construction Review
  • 2008 Citation Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Colorado Chapter
  • 2007 Award for Construction Excellence
  • Project of the Year $30-$60 Million
  • Associated General Contractors of Colorado

The project delineates the eastern edge of the new Education Quadrangle at UCD’s Anschutz Medical Campus. It includes two 5-story buildings connected by a bridge lounge that shares the eastern gateway to the campus.

The program plan modeled a building with rich and diverse administrative and teaching spaces. Developing a strong sense of community was a key program goal that is now manifested in the finished building.

The lower two floors of the buildings house classroom space, lecture halls, student community spaces and a 600 seat auditorium with a balcony.

The upper three floors house academic offices and appropriate support space including dramatic 2-story circulation spine spaces that create opportunities for interaction and link inhabitants to the landscape of the Education Quadrangle below.

The brick and stone masonry and metal panels, windows and sunshades help to define this as a part of a dynamic new health sciences center connected to the traditions of the University of Colorado system.

The program includes major student service components for the University of Colorado Nursing School and Medical School.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762