The University of Colorado, Boulder, recently added 65,000 square feet and renovated 100,000 square feet of space in the Koelbel Building at the Leeds School of Business. The project totaled $38 million.
The expansion serves as the new public entrance to the building and features many classical elements such as a domed cupola and a colonnaded entry porch. The design was planned carefully to blend into the campus' Tuscan Vernacular style, which features rough-hewn stone exterior walls, limestone, trim accents and Mission-style, multi-hued tile roofs.
The university added new classrooms outfitted with the latest technology, team study rooms, a business conference center, new offices for business research, program administration offices, expanded common spaces and a two-story library with an information commons — a coffeehouse-style space with lounge furniture, computers, e-mail stations and a coffee bar.
The project is pursuing LEED gold certification.