University of Denver l Sié International Relations Complex

  • $19M
  • 46,000 SF
  • 2016

The Anna and John J. Sié International Relations Complex is the new home for the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, as well as 10 research centers and institutes. As an addition to the existing Ben Cherrington Hall, the new building provides more classrooms, public gathering space, offices and a one-of-a-kind event space with beautiful mountain views. The Sié Complex allows for more collaboration between research centers, and provides spaces with state-of-the-art technology to allow students and faculty to simulate real world experiences.

The building is a signature project for the University of Denver. Located in the campus core, it sits within the heart of the university’s Arboretum and provides a backdrop for the Harper Humanities Gardens, to the north. The southern façade is enhanced by a dynamic landscape that includes a permaculture garden and an outdoor space for expansion of the café, an outdoor classroom, and special events. The building’s most prominent element is the tower’s spire, an icon on campus, standing out amount the “village” of towers by its blue tile roof. The blue tile recognizes the heritage of the donor, and ties the new addition to the existing Sié Chéou-Kang Center.

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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.

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