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More than 500 faculty, staff, students – including youngsters from a Family Development Center camp – attended Aug. 6 dedication ceremonies for the newest, largest and most expensive building at UCCS.
The $56.1 million 159,000-square-foot Science and Engineering Building is home to the departments of biology, physics, and mechanical and aerospace engineering as well as the CU Institute for Bioenergetics and the National Institute for Science, Space and Security Centers.
Additionally, the building will encourage elementary, middle school and high school students to consider science and technical study through the use of glass hallways that allow visitors to see inside laboratories, and imagination stations, computer kiosks that encourage youth to participate in science-related activities.
Project Manager: David Metcalf, Jacobs Engineering
Project Architect: AR7 Architects
General Contractor: Gerald H. Phipps
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) consultant: Architectural Energy Corporation
Project costs: $56.1 million. Sources of funding included the State of Colorado ($20 million) and a combination of bonds, grants, and gifts.
Project size: 159,504 square feet, the largest at UCCS.
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