Photo courtesy of JE Dunn Construction
The Jennie Smoly Caruthers Building at CU Boulder supports life-changing research for a variety of health issues.

2012 Award of Merit

Higher Education/Research Category

University of Colorado Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building

Boulder, Colo.

This high-tech laboratory and classroom building was born out of the University of Colorado's vision to provide cross-disciplinary education. It will ensure that CU graduates can compete in the current business climate by bridging the gap between different academic arenas.

In addition to revolutionizing the current learning environment, the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Building supports life-changing research for a variety of health issues ranging from cancer and aging to cardiovascular and inherited diseases, as well as vaccine development and tissue engineering.

Key Players

Owner: University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.

Architect: HDR Architecture, Denver

General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction Co., Denver

Structural & Civil Engineer: Martin/Martin Consulting Engineers, Lakewood, Colo.

MEP: Cator Ruma & Associates, Lakewood, Colo.

Electrical Engineer: M-E Engineers Inc., Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Submitted by JE Dunn Construction Co.