University of Colorado Denver Lola and Rob Salazar Wellness Center
Award of Merit
Owner: University of Colorado Denver
Lead Design Firm: AndersonMasonDale
General Contractor: Saunders Construction
Structural Engineer: Martin/Martin Inc.
Civil Engineer: S.A. Miro Inc.
MEP Engineer: Cator, Ruma & Associates Co.
Landscape Architect: H+L Architecture
The new Student Wellness Center at the University of Colorado Denver was brought to life by a student campaign to build a full-service recreation and wellness center on campus. Students selected all of the amenities and paid for them through student fees. Those amenities include a six-lane lap pool and spa, three full-size courts with a full glass wall overlooking downtown Denver, weight training and fitness areas, climbing and bouldering walls, group fitness studios, study areas and nooks for relaxation, a student kitchen and an outdoor adventure services shop with gear rental and bicycle maintenance services.
The project offered a learning experience for current programs at CU Denver. Project team members conducted frequent jobsite tours for engineering classes, and students gained information to apply in their classroom case studies.