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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The spire of the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

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Anna & John J. Sie International Relations Complex

The University of Denver has begun construction on a new five story, 46,000 square foot building that will join the Josef Korbel School's existing facilities to form the Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex. The Sie Complex is made possible by a generous $17 million donation by the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation.

The Anna and John J. Sie International Relations Complex at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The Sie Complex will house the Josef Korbel School, its undergraduate and graduate programs and its research centers and institutes. Construction of the new building and renovation of the School's existing facility are scheduled to be complete late winter 2016.

More About the Anna & John J. Sie International Relations Complex

  • University Architect Mark Rogers and architectural firm Anderson Mason Dale collaborated on the design, with input and guidance from the Sie family.
  • The Weitz Co. is the general contractor.
  • The new building will include a signature tower with a blue spire that matches the blue roof of the School's Sié Chéou-Kang Center
  • The new building will feature multi-century load-bearing stone masonry
  • The top floor will include a preeminent event space that will offer panoramic views of the front range and Denver skyline
  • Once completed, the Sie Complex will include additional spaces for student collaboration and study, including a first floor presentation space called the Forum
  • The floor plan has been designed to foster increased research collaboration among faculty
  • The Sie Complex will include the state-of-the-art in classroom technology; including technology that will aid in the simulation of the real-world experiences students will face in their careers