University of Denver – Ritchie Engineering And Computer Science Building

Location Denver, Colorado
Client University of Denver
Size 130,030 SF
Cost $58.9 million
Architect University of Denver

Office of the University Architect

In conjunction with AndersonMasonDale Architects

Denver, Colorado

  • 5-story building houses the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging
  • Building is part of DU’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative
  • Named after father of DU chancellor emeritus and philanthropist Daniel Ritchie
  • High Efficiency Heat Recovery system is 95% efficient
  • Common spaces, break-out areas, laboratories and classrooms integrate science, engineering, robotics and social sciences
  • Project includes a STEM Green and pathways that form connections to rest of campus
  • Dome is covered by zinc-coated copper
  • WOW café is located on first floor (lower level), along with Innovation Lab and Maker Space