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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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
  • John D. Anderson, FAIA
  • Curt F. Dale, FAIA
  • 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
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  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
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