Opened Fall 2012, the new CU Denver Business School building is located in the heart of downtown Denver at the crossroads of business and education. The building is designed to foster partnerships between the university and businesses. Students are welcomed into a professional environment, rather than a typical academic setting, making a seamless transition from the classroom to the board room.
The new building serves as the gateway to the education corridor, the stretch of Lawrence Street between the CU Denver campus and downtown. Capitalizing on its highly visible location, floor-to-ceiling windows at the street level connect the community to the action inside the building. The first floor features a welcoming commons area, center for commodities, boardroom, partners room, and café.
There are versatile spaces throughout the building that invite collaboration, including expansive decks that provide working areas for students, faculty, and business leaders. The sustainable design of the building, with LEED Gold certification, connects the iconic scenery of the west to the urban energy of downtown Denver.
The consolidation of Business School faculty, staff, centers and programs under one roof—previously scattered across 15 locations—creates a hub of innovation, ideas and learning. We’re not just building a new Business School; we’re building the partnerships, programs, entrepreneurs, and leaders of tomorrow.
- The Business School building is located a block from Larimer Square and the 16th Street Mall, and within walking distance of the Central Downtown District.
- The building’s transformation into the Business School’s new space was designed by the international design firm RNL, and construction was completed by GH Phipps.
- The University of Colorado purchased the building for $24 million, and invested $20 million in renovations.
- This 120,000 square foot building holds 20 classrooms and seminar rooms featuring the latest integrated technology and can accommodate over 5,000 students daily.