Office of Advancement

The University of Colorado Denver’s Office of Advancement collaborates with faculty, staff, donors and alumni to raise private funds. The department is located on the 12th floor of the Lawrence Street Center on the University’s downtown campus. After spending many years moving from temporary office to temporary office the Office of Advancement was being given a permanent home and this opened the opportunity to create a signature space that is representative of their mission.

The new space needed to be open and welcoming while providing a “WOW” first impression to potential donors. The use of the CU Denver colors and branding was paramount for the design and selection of all fits and finishes.

The Design Team provided a new layout and design for the relocated suite including the elevator lobby, reception, conference room, huddle, landing, director, and support spaces. To take advantage of Rocky Mountain views, private offices that lined the perimeter were removed to create a new and impressive reception and meeting area. Several seating styles and areas provide ample room for waiting, lounging or impromptu meetings. The conferencing and collaboration rooms are arranged adjacent to the new reception core and their all glass walls allow for natural light to spill into adjacent spaces. The new open environment provides for a better workflow and function with clear visual connections between spaces and people, giving the administrative team the opportunity to communicate more efficiently.


Denver, Colorado




5,280 sf


Outstanding Design – Post Secondary, American School & University Architectural Portfolio 2018

Outstanding Design - Administrative Areas/Office, American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase 2018