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Auraria Science Building
Submitted by Haselden Construction
The new 324,000-sq-ft science facility at the Auraria campus in downtown Denver upgrades the original mid-1970s building and provides additional space to bring the offices and classrooms for three colleges under one roof.

Auraria Science Building
Auraria Science Building
Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Housing Village
Photo By Frank Ooms Photography
Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Housing Village

The new facility at Speer Boulevard and Lawrence Street was made possible by a partnership between the University of Colorado at Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver and the Community College of Denver, the three schools that share the downtown campus.

The project was completed in phases. Phase one—construction of the 181,000-sq-ft addition on the eastern edge of the existing science building—finished on schedule in December, with the first floor turned over to the owner six weeks ahead of schedule.

The second phase involved the complete gut and remodel of the original 143,000-sq-ft building, which remained open for classes during the first phase.

A corridor completed during phase one connects the four-story addition with the original three-story building to create a single facility.

The building has been recognized for bridging a physical and perceptual gap between the Auraria campus and downtown through its inviting architecture and elevated educational opportunities.


$83.3 million
Owner: Auraria Higher Education Center
Contractor: Haselden Construction
Architect: Anderson Mason Dale Architects
Engineers: Butcher Willis & Ratliff Corp., Martin/Martin Inc., U.S. Engineering
Start: Jan. 2008 Finish: Aug. 2010

Gold: (tie)
Colorado State University-Pueblo Student Housing Village

Submitted by PageSoutherlandPage Architects & Planners
Stone mantles in the lodge-like great rooms of the three new residence halls at Colorado State University-Pueblo boast rock retrieved from their namesake peaks: Crestone, Culebra and Greenhorn.

Based on a precinct micro-master plan for the north campus area, the student-housing project consisted of a two-phase, three-building academic village providing 750 beds, 45,000 sq ft of common areas, a grab-and-go bistro, surface parking and recreational fields.

Designed to meet projected enrollment growth until 2016, the village also provides two IT-equipped, 700-sq-ft classrooms and group-study lounges on each floor.

The entire project is currently on track to earn LEED-Gold certification.

Pueblo, Colo.

$46.5 million
Owner: CSU-Pueblo
Contractors: FCI Constructors Inc., GH Phipps Construction Cos.
Architect: PageSoutherlandPage Architects & Planners
Engineers: Anderson & Hastings Consultants, C&M Consulting, MEP Engineering
Among the Subcontractors: Mesa Plumbing, Dynalectric, HPE, West Electric, Stresscon, Osbro, Mesa Fab Shop, Central States
Start: June 2007 Finish: July 2010