University of Colorado Hospital | Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation

  • Cost: $10M
  • 50,000 SF
  • 2005


  • 2006 Design Award
  • American Society of Interior Designers

The Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) is a 50-bed residential evaluation and treatment facility for young adults and adults afflicted with chronic substance dependency and addiction.

This state-of-the-art facility is housed on the west side of the Anschutz Medical Campus, in a picturesque wooded area with courtyards, paths and trails for exercise and meditation. This location is secluded enough to provide the right environment and privacy, yet close enough so patients can visit the Outpatient Pavilion and Inpatient Pavilion for acute diagnostics and medical treatments.

The Center is operated as part of the Centers for Advanced Medicine at University of Colorado Hospital, under the leadership of a medical director from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

The Center also has a strong collaboration with the University of Colorado Denver for education and research. Medical students and residents have the opportunity to serve on rotation and participate in seminars and summer institutes focused on the latest diagnostics and treatments in the area of addiction and dependency.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

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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
  • Jenna Michieli, AIA
  • Michael Stesney, AIA
  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
  • Julie Zurakowski, AIA