The University of Colorado Denver recently announced plans to construct a new building for the College of Engineering, Design and Computing on Downtown Denver’s Auraria Campus.

The new facility, to be constructed in phases, will be situated between 11th Street and Speer Boulevard just south of the Science Building and across from the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Here’s a Google Earth aerial image with the approximate location of the project site outlined.

Approximate location of the proposed CU Denver Engineering Building, base aerial courtesy of Google Earth

Phase 1 consists of a four-story, 60,000 square foot facility situated fronting Speer Boulevard. The University is launching a fundraising effort to support the construction of the first phase with the balance of funding anticipated from the State of Colorado. The General Assembly will approve the funding (or not) during the current legislative session.

A future phase (or phases) would add two wings totaling an additional 135,000 square feet of space stretching behind the Phase 1 building towards 11th Street.

Below are two renderings showing the project after Phase 1 and after full-buildout, along with an evening view of the project at full build-out. The renderings are courtesy of ZGF, the firm hired to do the design. Additional interior renderings are available on the ZGF website here.

Proposed CU Denver Engineering building after full build-out, courtesy of ZGF

For more on the proposed new building for CU Denver’s College of Engineering, Design and Computing, check out this nice article from CU Denver Today.

If all goes as planned, Phase 1 would open in the summer of 2021.