The University of Colorado is building the $22 million Anschutz Engineering Center on its Colorado Springs campus. Designed by OZ Architecture, the three-story, 21,000-sf annex will provide the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences with teaching and research labs, maker spaces, and active learning environments. The high-performance facility will also include an aerospace engineering lab, an executive conference room, computer labs, classrooms, and faculty offices. Additionally, the 3,000-sf Design and Prototyping Center will be constructed behind the existing engineering hall to offer further opportunities for collaboration and discovery. The two-building expansion project will be the centerpiece of University’s efforts to equip the technical workforce of the future with the vital skills required by regional employers.
GH Phipps is providing construction management services with Martin/Martin as civil and structural engineer; Cator, Ruma & Associates as MEP engineer; Ambient Energy as energy engineer; and K2 as acoustical and audiovisual engineer. Ground was broken in late August of 2022 on the sustainably designed development, which is targeting LEED Gold certification. Occupancy is expected in January of 2024.