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Office of the University Architect


Office of the University Architect

About Us

The Office of the University Architect is entrusted by the Board of Trustees to oversee the architectural integrity of the University of Denver's University Park Campus.

We approach the structure of the campus with precision and versatility. Our office is compelled to design a campus that is outstanding both in terms of the respective project, as well as, exceptional architectural heritage. Our function includes new construction, renovation and restoration of existing buildings and the campus landscape.

A hallmark of the work has been a commitment to longevity and durability. The work is well aligned with the principles of sustainability of the University of Denver. Notably, the recent work includes one of the few United Stated Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold certified buildings: The Ricketson Law Building is the first law school to receive this award. Currently under construction is the Nagel Residence Hall targeted for a Silver Certification as well as the design of the ISAID addition for Cherrington Hall which is expected to achieve a Platinum Certification.

Since 1994, the Office has been recognized by such organizations as the American Institute for Architects (National President's Citation) and the Association of University Architects (Award of merit) for the work that has been a part of the University's rise in national and international prominence.

For most projects, the Office of the University Architect is directly responsible for contracting with Architectural and Engineering firms. The design work has flourished through an always intense collaboration with local and national design firms.

The architects provide guidance on issues ranging from furniture selection to informed understanding of the latest in architectural support of pedological innovations, through the Phase I and Phase II Capital Project process sponsored by the Vice chancellor of Business & Financial Affairs.

For initial contact, please call or email Rheagan Hollenbeck, Assistant to the University Architect, at (303) 871-4746. Mark Rodgers, AIA & AUA, University Architect, can be contacted at (303) 871-4779.

Office of the University Architect
University of Denver
2400 S. Race Street
Denver, CO 80208