By Roxanne Squires
DENVER ― Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo) has tapped DLR Group to design the renovation and addition to its well-used Psychology building.
The building currently houses six departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Built in 1975, the building has become technologically and spatially limited; prompting the university to seek necessary building upgrades in order to provide students and staff with up-to-date academic environments.
DLR Group’s design features expands academic and support areas to accommodate future enrollment growth and address current limitations.
New classrooms and labs, breakout spaces, and group huddle areas create a collaborative and integrated space for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, aligning the department with Vision 2028, CSU-Pueblo’s initiative to reimagine higher education across the Southwest and in Colorado.
A welcoming new entry enhances the building’s presence along the Paseo, the campus’ main circulation promenade. Renovations also include upgrades to building and technology systems to create a more comfortable learning environment for students and faculty.
“DLR Group is excited to partner with CSU-Pueblo to design a facility that meets the educational needs of its students, faculty, and the Pueblo community,” said DLR Group Principal Bob Binder, AIA. “The Psychology Building is the most heavily used academic building on campus, and we’re confident we can transform it into a state-of-the-art environment with modern instructional and social spaces today’s students expect.”
The design-build team also includes Pueblo-based group HW Houston Construction.
The $12.8 million project is expected to reach completion in time for the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year.