AP breaks ground on CU Boulder College of Music bldg. addition

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Adolfson & Peterson breaks ground on the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music building addition.

Adolfson & Peterson recently broke ground on the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music building addition. The addition will mark a major step toward consolidating College of Music programming into one facility, creating increased opportunities for collaboration across departments as the choral department relocates from Macky Auditorium into the new space.

Features of the 64,000-square-foot addition will include a state-of-the-art recording studio, dedicated suites for the Entrepreneurship Center for Music and Musicians’ Wellness Program, new classroom space, acoustically tuned practice rooms, and work and studio space for faculty and staff. Innovative rehearsal halls that convert to performance spaces, meanwhile, will help strengthen the college’s deep ties to the community as a beacon for the arts.

The addition also includes space for the theater and dance department, providing a dance studio, changing rooms and a theater classroom.

“We are absolutely honored to continue our relationship with CU Boulder in this capacity,” said AP Project Manager Jade Mercer. “Giving students more comfortable and efficient workspaces is where AP thrives.” The project was designed by architect Pfeiffer and is on track to open in time for the 2020 fall semester.

Published in the March 6-19, 2019, issue of CREJ.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends…