Capital Project Portfolio
Currently the University has six active construction projects in its capital portfolio including two academic buildings, a stadium, a fraternity house, an administrative building and a utility project.
- Craig Hall – Craig Hall, named after donors from the Craig Foundation, will be the newly renovated home (formerly Spruce Hall) of the Graduate School of Social Work. The project includes 15,000 square feet of new space plus 33,000 square feet of renovated space. The groundbreaking for the project was September 20th 2004, and is estimated to be complete in fall 2005. The mission of the Graduate School of Social Work — through excellence in teaching, scholarship and leadership — is to foster social responsibility regarding social and economic justice, quality of life and a multicultural community, based on equality for all people. GSSW promotes the profession of social work locally, nationally and internationally in order to alleviate and prevent social problems affecting individuals, families and communities. GSSW shares the University of Denver's commitment to scholarly excellence and distinction as a place to generate and disseminate knowledge.
- HRTM – The Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) school was established in 1946, and is part of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. The groundbreaking for the project was August 19th, 2004, and is estimated to be complete in fall 2005. The new facility is a 40,000 “management laboratory” designed to prepare students for senior management positions in the fast-changing and competitive hospitality industry. The new facility is located between Evans Chapel and the south side of the Driscoll student center. The HRTM program is currently located in Columbine Hall.
- Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium – The new lacrosse stadium is name after the late Peter Barton of Liberty Media Group. Groundbreaking for the stadium was July 9th , 2004, and will be complete for the 2005 Lacrosse season in early Spring 2005. The stadium is replacing the previous bleacher seating with a 2000 person bench seating, bathrooms, team dressing rooms, visitor rooms, concession stand, press box that will serve both the lacrosse and soccer fields, and a trophy room. This will be the first University stadium dedicated only to lacrosse in the nation.
- Kappa Sigma Fraternity House – The new Kappa Sigma fraternity house will break ground in late fall 2004 and is estimated to be complete in fall 2005. The old house was torn down in June 2002, and the new house will take its place on Evans Avenue in the line of fraternity’s old row. The house will have sleeping accommodations for 30-35 in rooms with suite-style arrangements, including single and double rooms. The house will also include a dining room, house advisor accommodations, chapter room, foyer, library, and laundry room.
- UTS Telecom Building – The new University Technology Services (UTS) building is located on the SE corner of High and Evans and replaces a parking lot. The 20,000 square foot building will house all UTS personnel and some of the University’s technology equipment.
- Utility Relocation – Beginning in 2003, the University started a utility relocation project in order to make room for new construction. This project includes gas, water, storm sewer and electrical work.
The University has five post-construction phase projects. This includes the following: the 243,000 square-foot Strum College of Law, which opened its doors in August 2003; the 33,000 square-foot Merle Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women, which opened its doors in July 2004; the 182,000 square-foot Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, which opened its doors in 2003; and two other campus beautification project which include the campus well/irrigation project and the 3.5 acre Campus Green project.
Since 1997, budgets for all capital projects including active, post-construction and complete total to approximately $382 million.