Northeastern Junior College | ES French Hall Renovation

  • $9.9M
  • 66,359 SF
  • 2015

ES French Hall was built in the 1960’s and was in need of significant repairs to its infrastructure and academic spaces. The project involved complete renovation and revitalization of the building, with the signature element being a refurbished community space in the Dorothy Corsberg Theatre, and added a new central atrium that was previously an outdoor courtyard.

The atrium serves as a new ‘living room’ for the students on campus and provide a home for faculty and staff during the day. The plan of the building was re-configured to provide better academic spaces, create a new theatre realm within the building and to make a better connection to the existing student union. It also serves on performance nights as pre-function and reception, accommodating Sterling’s theatregoers.

The front door of the building and entry sequence have been improved by flanking the entry with two art galleries, including a new home for the school’s William Sanderson collection, and providing a covered entry – the combination of which forms a new and appropriate image to the community.

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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
    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
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  • James R. Taylor, AIA
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  • Stephan Hall, AIA
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  • Ryan Lutz, AIA
  • Jenna Michieli, AIA
  • Michael Stesney, AIA
  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
  • Julie Zurakowski, AIA