UCD Auraria Wellness 1

Univ. of Colorado Denver Student Wellness

The University of Colorado Denver is buulkding new, 92,000-square-foot student-funded facility to be built on the Auraria Campus, which is scheduled for completion in early 2018. The state-of-the-art building is intended to fill the daily leisure needs of each student on the campus with a high focus on inclusiveness and holistic wellness. The new facility will include student lounges, space for group study, gaming, rooms for reflection, seminar rooms, a small student health clinic and a student kitchen.

The Wellness Center will work in tandem with the Student Commons Building to create a courtyard that activates the student experience along 12th Street. Activity spaces include fitness spaces for free weights, selectorized equipment, cardio and group exercise studios. A two-court gymnasium will facilitate intramurals for a variety of sports and activities and will support special events with retractable bleacher seating. A six-lane lap pool will provide a variety of aquatic programming and a third gymnasium will allow for greater flexibility and a home for CU Denver Club Sports. Outdoor programming includes a home for outdoor pursuits where students can rent outdoor equipment and take guided trips, a bike repair shop and a climbing wall.

The project is pursuing LEED certification. 

Owner: University of Colorado Denver

Architect: Anderson Mason Dale Architects in partnership with SmithGroupJJR

Location: Denver, Colorado