University of Colorado Denver | Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes

  • $23M
  • 114,700 SF
  • 2005


  • 2005 Merit Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Denver Chapter
  • 2005 Gold Hard Hat Awards
  • Outstanding Overall Project and
  • Outstanding Healthcare Project
  • Colorado Construction Magazine

The Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes on the Anschutz Medical Campus reflects the two key aspects of the Center’s mission – clinical care and advanced diabetes research. Perhaps most importantly, the new building was designed with an emphasis on the children, young adults and families who are served by it.

The new Center sits on a location of great significance formally and symbolically at the heart of the Anschutz Medical Campus. The emphasis on children served by the Center was a central theme throughout the design process. The design team was charged with creating an architectural form that speaks to children, yet is consistent with the entire campus.

The Center itself is a four-story building with clinical space on the first two levels and research laboratories on the upper two levels. The new clinic is entered from a long, daylight-filled, two-story gallery along the eastern side of the building. Natural materials and earth-tones have been chosen to make the experience of families coming to the clinic as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762