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Office of the University Architect

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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.

The design and structure of the campus is approached with precision and versatility. Our office is charged to design a campus that is a cohesive and distinctive project, as well as, celebrating its 150 year architectural heritage.

The architects provide guidance on new construction, renovation and restoration of existing buildings and the campus landscape. This also includes providing assistance from furniture selection to informed understanding of the latest in architectural support, through the Phase I and Phase II Capital Project process sponsored by the Vice chancellor of Business & Financial Affairs.

A hallmark of the work is a commitment to longevity and durability. The work is well aligned with the principles of sustainability. Notably, the recent work includes one of the early United Stated Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold certified buildings: The Ricketson Law Building is the first law school in the country to receive this award. The Nagel Residence Hall completed in August of 2008, received a Gold Certification as well.

The Office of the University Architect is responsible for contracting with noted local and national design Architectural and Engineering firms. The architects have also 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 supports in education.