North Classroom Renovation
The Office of Institutional Planning recently began the North Classroom Renovation project. North Classroom was completed in 1987 and is due for renovation. The project includes both system upgrades and the renovation of 32 classrooms. The $33 million project is expected to be completed in November of 2017. For additional project information please visit the North Classroom Renovation project page.
The Student Commons building, open in August of 2014, includes
146,000 gross square feet at the corner of Speer Boulevard and Larimer
Street. The project also included the renovation of a variety of vacated
spaces on campus. The total project budget
was $65.8M. Student Commons is the first building on the Auraria Campus
owned by the University of Colorado Denver, and houses many of the
student service operations and several departments from the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences. It also includes several large lecture halls
and a Qdoba.
University of Colorado Denver Campus
Facilities Master Plan
As one of the three institutions functioning within the Auraria Campus, CU Denver has previously been included in all Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) master planning efforts, and the university has periodically prepared Neighborhood Plans for the Denver Campus areas within AHEC and the adjacent downtown district. Times change and CU Denver has expanded to an increasingly prominent presence in downtown Denver. In the past 40 years, CU Denver has become an urban research university of choice that attracts a vibrant diverse community of faculty, students and staff. In recognition of its distinct and expanding role within the city, region and CU system, it is appropriate that CU Denver undertake its first Facilities Master Plan, which will help the university align its physical environment with its strategic planning over the next decade.
To convey CU Denver's future needs, the Office of Institutional Planning will examine the institution as one university that operates within three precincts: its neighborhood within AHEC; AHEC facilities used by CU Denver outside its neighborhood; and its area of interest east of Speer Boulevard within Denver's Central Business District (CBD). While the study will conform to Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) planning guidelines, the findings and recommendations will be determined by campus leadership, students, faculty, and staff through a highly engaged process.
To learn more about past planning efforts impacting the upcoming Facilities Master Plan, see the 2007 AHEC Campus Master Plan Update, 2009 CU Denver Micro Master Plan, the 2012 AHEC Auraria Campus Strategic Implementation Plan, and the 2012 AHEC Master Plan Update at left using the Facilities Master Plan Materials link. Project updates and public forum information will also be available on this webpage as the master plan progresses.
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