CU Denver LynxConnect
University of Colorado Denver
LynxConnect is an open collaborative environment for the multiple user groups located in the renovated upper floors of the old Starz Theater in the Tivoli, on the AHEC campus. This new space is a one-stop shop for resources and individualized support surrounding opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom by housing four university offices; Career Center, Experiential Learning Center (ELC), Global Education: Study Abroad, and Undergraduate Research. An early demolition phase was executed to discover hidden features of the building that were not readily visible from a site visit.
The old spandrel windows that had been covered up for theater functionality were opened up to flood the space with natural light.
The existing mezzanine was increased in size to create additional square footage for the departments moving in. This open mezzanine level provides additional areas for impromptu gatherings as well as a floating all glass conference room. The new lobby now connects multiple levels via stairs and bleacher seating while the extensive use of glass allows visual connectivity throughout. LynxConnect is a hub for experiences beyond the classroom and it provides users, private and open offices, conference rooms, private meeting rooms, multiple choices in collaboration areas and a break room.
Outstanding Design - Career Centers, American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase 2020