OZ Architecture designs Nancy Richardson Design Center at CSU

OZ Architecture led design on Colorado State University’s Nancy Richardson Design Center. The $19.2 million, state-of-the-art project covers 45,000 square feet and will further CSU's mission as a national leader in design. Salt Design in Fort Collins assisted OZ with the design while Saunders Construction was the general contractor.

Kris Oppermann Stern

September 16, 2019

GH Phipps, CSU break ground on ‘Bug Lab’ in Fort Collins

GH Phipps recently broke ground on Colorado State University’s Center for VectorBorne Infectious Diseases, fondly referred to by the team as the “Bug Lab,”  the new $22 million, 41,000-square-foot research facility.

Kris Oppermann Stern

August 30, 2019

Trends in Student Housing Programming, Design

In recent years, student housing development has been on the rise as a top priority at universities throughout the country – especially with the growing momentum of public-private partnerships (P3) for the building type. The university’s vision, mission and values are essential to consider when thinking about the program, design and long-term goals for these facilities.

Building Dialogue

August 19, 2019

Holistic Strategy for Active Learning Environments

Savvy institutions recognize the powerful role their physical environment plays in their marketing efforts and how it drives investment in their facilities. Studies have shown that campus appearance influenced the decision of prospective students between 62% and 80%.

Building Dialogue

August 5, 2019

Adolfson & Peterson tops out Brush Middle and High School project

Adolfson & Peterson recently topped out its Brush School District project. Located in rural Colorado, the school district received a Building Excellent Schools Today grant to address the health, safety, security and educational deficiencies in its current middle and high School.

Kris Oppermann Stern

July 29, 2019

Designing for students of life, regardless of age

When thinking about designing for education, architects and interior designers often reflect on the needs of students from K-12 to higher education. We think about what learning spaces look like for young children to young adults, including where they sit, how they interact with teachers and how they work with and learn from each other. We might envision an elementary school classroom or a college student union or residence hall. 

CREJ

July 21, 2019
ent center

Ent Center for the Arts: Collision of Performing Arts, Community and Academia

Driving north out of Colorado Springs, the mountains have competition. The sleek glimmer of metal panels and eye-catching curves of the Ent Center nearly demand your attention. The building’s exterior is a showpiece, it too has competition – the interior. 

Building Dialogue

May 5, 2019
du residence hall

Saunders breaks ground on 132,000-sf DU residence hall

Saunders Construction and the University of Denver recently broke ground on the new first year residence hall, which will be named the Dimond Family Residential Village thanks to a $5 million gift from the Dimond Family Foundation. 

Kris Oppermann Stern

April 22, 2019
cmc campus

Haselden tops out projects on Colorado Mountain College Glenwood campus

Haselden Construction recently topped out two new buildings at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus in Glenwood Springs. Haselden is building a 34,000-square-foot fitness center and the 16,000-sf Ascent Center, which will serve as the welcome center and entrance focal point for the campus. 

Kris Oppermann Stern

April 1, 2019
cu music school

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

Kris Oppermann Stern

March 10, 2019