University of Colorado Colorado Springs Osborne Center for Engineering & Science

Location Colorado Springs, Colorado
Client University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Size 155,566 SF
Cost $43,000,000
Architect AR7 Architects
Denver, Colorado
  • LEED Gold
  • Addition to engineering building
  • 5-story brick building
  • New research and engineering space
  • Additional classrooms, offices, public spaces, and exhibition space
  • Occupied campus
  • Lobby accented by a 250-pound pendulum
  • Project included numerous energy and environment-saving features, including thin-film solar panels, a heating system that recovers exhaust from laboratories, an ice storage system that saves air conditioning costs, high-efficiency windows, energy-efficient lighting with occupancy sensors, water saving fixtures, and extensive use of  low-chemical paints, adhesives, sealant, carpet and wood products
  • Green Building of America Award, Real Estate & Construction Review’s Success Stories Southwest Green Edition; 2009 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Design Award, Colorado Renewable Energy Society