College of Arts and Media
University of Colorado Denver
Area: 8th Floor 10,400 sf
Judges Award, Favorite Commercial Project &
First Place, Educational Facility ASID Crystal Awards 2006
The College of Arts and Media (CAM) at the University of Colorado Denver is a growing program that was moved into a smaller space with a limited budget to remodel.
CAM wanted to create a high-tech, signature space that would engage visitors in the creative environment that would allow for observation of student and staff areas.
The solution was a ‘visitors interactive path of discovery’, which begins immediately upon exiting the elevator into a high tech lobby, with a wall curved towards the visitor and LED lighting inside glass portals that create a sense of tension. After moving through an opening in the wall, visitors are welcomed into an informal creative work environment where teacher and student artwork can be viewed at various stages of completion.