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Facilities Management & Planning

Facilities Management & Planning

Construction Updates

Facilities Planning & Construction in conjunction with the Office of the Architect at the University of Denver is dedicated to the ongoing program to improve and expand all physical facilities in support of the teaching, research and service missions of each university, agency, and service unit of The Denver University system.

Facilities Planning seeks to accomplish this by providing timely and efficient professional services in a fiscally sound manner throughout all phases of project development.

The department further strives to insure that each design for a new or renovated facility provides a safe and accessible environment for the public; complies with state and federal codes and regulations; is visually attractive; adheres to the adopted architectural design policies; incorporates durable institutional quality materials and construction techniques; is functionally enduring, energy conserving and economical to construct and maintain.

It is the overall objective of Facilities Planning & Construction to accomplish these services within the earliest and most practical time frame to satisfy the facility needs of the ever changing and increasingly diverse mission of Denver University.

Current Projects

Anna and john j. sie international relations complex

Sie Complex Construction WebCam

Anna and John J Sie Complex

The new Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex will adjoin the School's existing Cherrington Hall and the Sié Chéou-Kang Center to form the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex. University Architect Mark Rogers and architectural firm Anderson Mason Dale are collaborating on the final design, with input and guidance from the Sie family.

It will feature several signature University of Denver elements including multi-century load-bearing stone masonry and a tower that will become a new landmark on the University's skyline and a prominent feature of Denver's landscape. Furthermore, the top floor of the building will house preeminent presentation facilities where the University of Denver and the Josef Korbel School will welcome dignitaries from around the globe—bringing world leaders to Denver and the Rocky Mountain West. Ground breaking for the building will take place in late summer of 2014, and construction is scheduled to be completed by December 2015.

ADA and pedestrian access around construction

daniel felix ritchie school of engineering and science

 Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Science

Construction WebCam

Architectural rendering of the new facility that will house the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science and the Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging. Construction on the building is estimated to take 18-24 months to complete.

University officials unveiled the new building as part of a broader announcement regarding its intent to expand interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) offerings. This facility will provide ideal space for increased collaboration among complementary programs, creating a hub for interdisciplinary research and scholarship. It also will serve as an anchor for STEM-related disciplines on the southern portion of campus.

Incorporating an open design, the approximately 130,000-square-foot facility will provide vastly expanded research and instructional spaces, flexible classrooms, interdisciplinary centers and institutes, community areas, faculty and administrative offices and food service. The building will consolidate programs currently dispersed throughout five different buildings into one collaborative location.

It will be located on the southern portion of campus between the Newman Center for the Performing Arts and Olin Hall.

ADA and pedestrian access around construction