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University Facility Fee Advisory Board (UFFAB)

Colorado State University


UFFAB-Funded Projects Completed

Eddy Hall

Funds

  • $3 million total, all from UFFAB funds

Description

The Eddy Building is a 69,457gsf building located on the Main Campus. It houses classrooms, lecture halls and faculty offices for the English, Philosophy, Foreign Languages and Literature, and Communication Studies departments in the College of Liberal Arts. The building was built in 1963, and with limited upgrades over the years is in need of revitalization. This upgrade will focus on classroom and energy efficiency upgrades.

Visual Arts

Funds

  • $3.2 million total, all from UFFAB funds

Description

The Visual Arts Building is a 91,997gsf building located on the Main Campus. The building was built in 1973 and has had some recent upgrades to the HVAC system, but significant deficiencies remain. This project will air condition the remaining areas of the building, replace leaking skylights throughout, add windows, and provide general classroom upgrades.

Early Childhood Center

Funds

  • $1.4 million total, $1.2 million from UFFAB funds

Description

The Early Childhood Center is operated by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Applied Human Sciences. Beginning in 1929, the Early Childhood Center was originally known as the Child Development Laboratory School. The purchase of the Washington School for the new CSU Early Childhood Center will allow for many benefits and improvements. The current program space of 5,000 square feet will be expanded to 17,000, while the current playground space will go from 6,500 to 22,000 square feet. The number of classrooms will also be improved from 3 to 7.

Having such improvements in facilities will allow for a number of program changes. The preschool-only program will become a full-age early childcare program covering 6.5 weeks to 5 years (pre-kindergarten). The program will continue to operate as a full-day, full-week, year-round program. The number of slots for families will be increased from 58 FTE to 100 full-time slots, or about 80 families to 150 families served, based on part-time options. All of this builds on our successful, recognized National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited curriculum.

Originally opening in 1919, the Washington School has served as the lab school in Poudre School District for many years. Incorporating these new facilities into the program will help to sustain the current service of about 400 CSU students each year in internships, practica, projects, observational learning and curriculum pedagogy, as well as open the door for unlimited potential for other experiences. Some examples are in the following areas:

  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Health and Exercise Science
  • Social Work and Occupational Therapy - to support inclusive environment
  • STEM units (e.g., Physics, Computer Sciences) for learning laboratories
  • Horticulture - gardening and food production
  • Psychology - internships, observations
  • School of Teacher Education and Principal Preparation - expand early childhood licensure spots
  • Continuing Education - online learning lab for early childhood
  • Fine Arts

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

Morgan Library Renovation, Cafe, and Cube Addition

Funds

  • $17 million total ($16.8 million from UFFAB funds)

Description

This project will construct a 2-story addition at the north entrance of the Morgan Library and extensively renovate the first floor. Other floors and the mechanical system will be renovated to a lesser extent. The proposed budget is $17,000,000.

Although Colorado State University Libraries has greatly expanded the availability of electronic journals and databases, the Morgan Library remains a focal point on campus. Renovation and expansion of the Library is critical to meeting the needs of more than 1.3 million researchers that come into the building each year. The Library needs to update its facilities to remain a critical resource for researchers on campus. The Library will continue to provide a quiet study space, but it also needs to provide additional space for the more collaborative and interactive nature of research and learning. Construction of a Learning Commons will enable students to utilize support services in a technology intensive environment.

Based on user survey data and suggestions from students, faculty and staff, the following areas have been identified for improvement within the existing building:

  • Additional group study space and more seating
  • 24-hour study and computing space
  • Implementation of a learning commons facility, including digital production studios for students and faculty to create high quality original digital content
  • Sustainable lighting redesign in the public areas
  • A Redesigned and expanded cafe space
  • Exhibit space and performance space for students
  • Noise abatement, specifically on the second and third floors
  • Way-finding aids involving signage, graphics, paint color and finish schemes to assist user orientation

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

Engineering II

Funds

  • $65 million total ($30 million from UFFAB funds)

Description

This project will construct a three-story 105,000gsf classroom and laboratory building on the Main Campus, with an estimated cost of $65,000,000. The building will be located north of Green Hall, at the corner of Laurel St. and Meridian Ave.

This building will allow Engineering to integrate its mission to provide education, discovery, outreach and service. It is an important step in transforming CSU to a new kind of campus - one that is sustainable and provides education and discovery to many users. Key components of this building are:

  • A 24-hour study area within the three-story atrium that will be open to all CSU students serving the north side of campus in a manner similar to the new space in Microbiology.
  • Design studios for engineering instruction.
  • Teaching/research laboratories to support academic programs.
  • Classrooms that accommodate 15-50 students.
  • A 320-seat lecture hall.
  • An "engineering student success center" that will house academic advisors, career development, the Women and Minorities in Engineering Program, the undergraduate research program, and the Professional Learning Institute in a single location.
  • Consolidation of the Dean's Office from multiple locations within the current Engineering Building.
  • Office space for faculty and graduate students.

For more information, including a video overview, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

Behavioral Sciences Building

Funds

  • $45 million total, all from UFFAB funds

Description

The Behavioral Sciences Building hosts 3 classrooms that are thematically representative of different habitats in Colorado. The "high plains" is represented by an actual windmill (circa 1930s) mounted on the wall. "Mesa Verde" is represented with a stone wall sculpture with copies of the petroglyphs seen at Mesa Verde. "Timberline" is represented with a decorative wall sculpture using beetle kill pine. All three themed classrooms also feature a literary excerpt on the wall that relates to the theme of the room. The "high plains" room features a 3D projection system.

Five group study rooms are also thematically designed, with a large-format abstracted wall mural portrait of a modern-day iconic figure filling one wall of the room and extending onto the tables. A text line runs along the wall of the room that speaks to ideals and values. A coffee and snack bar, lounge area, and numerous casual group study areas are available on the first floor.

There is a 275-seat lecture hall/theater, with full cinema quality surround sound, projection equipment, and screen.

The building's entry is through a courtyard area that ties to the Academic Spine and faces out to the sculpture at Newton's Corner, with an expanded plaza and a water wall feature that is currently in construction.

Artwork is featured throughout the first floor in a permanent collection of Colorado artists. There will also be a rotating student collection in the Agora Gallery.

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

University Center for the Arts

Funds

  • $43 million total ($29,660,000 from UFFAB funds)

Description

The completed University Center for the Arts, located in the historic Old Fort Collins High School, will include the Colorado State University Art Museum with four discreet galleries for the exhibition of the University's permanent art collections and traveling exhibitions, a historic costume and textile gallery, the University Dance Theatre and dance studios, recital and rehearsal chambers, and classrooms to enable students and members of our community to learn about and benefit from the arts. In addition, the center will provide clinic space for the Music Therapy program and the Center for Biomedical Research in Music. These spaces, together with the already completed Griffin Concert Hall, Runyan Music Hall, and Bohemian Theatre Complex, will bring the University's performing and visual arts programs together, which will open doors to entirely new avenues in learning and creative expression.

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

Computer Science Building

Funds

  • $14 million total ($13.8 million from UFFAB funds)

Description

The new Computer Science building allows the Department of Computer Science to continue to excel. The building is in a prominent location, at the crossroads of the CSU plaza across from the Lory Student Center and Morgan Library. It is an engine for Computer Science and Information Technology research, and most importantly, serves as the focal point for generations of students learning computer science principles and practice on our campus. There are three main labs on the ground floor. One lab is open 24 hours a day.

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

Rockwell Hall West

Funds

  • $17.5 million total ($10 million from UFFAB funds)

Description

This project is an addition to the existing Rockwell Hall to support the Minor in Business degree program. The facility is located on the west side of Rockwell, with a second level enclosed bridge to provide internal circulation between the facilities. This 2-story building contains high tech classrooms, student team rooms for collaborative learning, conference/meeting rooms and allows for future growth of computer labs.

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

Clark Classroom Renovations

Funds

  • $2 million total, all from UFFAB funds

Description

This project upgraded lighting, seating, finishes, acoustics, and audiovisual equipment in all eleven A-wing auditoriums and all C-wing general education classrooms. In some instances, lighting levels have increased 200% over original values. Problems with occupant comfort were addressed in several ways. Digital controls have replaced obsolete pneumatic controls on the mechanical system and temperature sensors were relocated from auditorium walls to the return air ducts. The fire alarm system in A and B wings was updated, as well as all three elevators in the building. B wing received new ceiling tiles, flooring, and paint. A wing basement will get similar new finishes after current occupants move to Behavioral Sciences.

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT)

Funds

  • $2 million renovation ($800,000 from UFFAB funds)

Description

The TILT facility accommodates a career and academic counseling center, and the addition supports and accommodates anticipated growth in these programs. This includes an addition to the existing building, as well as several small renovation projects in the building itself that are already underway.

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

Microbiology Study Lounge

Funds

  • $500,000 total, all from UFFAB funds

Description

Designed by in-house architects, the Microbiology Study Lounge renovation project provides highly usable interior space, while also updating exterior design elements throughout.

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

Academic Village Engineering Classroom Equipment

Funds

  • $292,565 total, all from UFFAB funds

Description

UFFAB provided funding for infrastructure and furniture totaling $292,565 to create academic spaces and several classrooms.

Morgan Library Café Relocation and Enclosure

Funds

  • $404,425 total, all from UFFAB funds

Description

The library café is designed to have a very interactive space for students with open space formerly utilized by the InterLibrary space. The color scheme used allows for easy navigation and provides a brighter area for students and faculty to meet in a more casual library environment.

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

Health & Exercise Science Room Remodel

Funds

  • $185,520 total, all from UFFAB funds

Description

HES modernized its teaching/learning facilities (including the weight room and their undergraduate teaching laboratory) and in the case of the weight room to make it safer for student use. The equipment in these facilities (and the facilities themselves) has been used for classes for over a decade, and much of the equipment had become outdated and often obsolete as far as teaching is concerned.

Clark Study Lounge

Funds

  • $30,000 total, all from UFFAB funds

Description

The Clark Study Lounge project provides a dedicated area in the Clark building with high quality equipment and design, to allow for a study environment that is both productive and comfortable for students.

For more information, visit the dedicated project showcase page.

Warner College of Natural Resources Entrance

Funds

  • $25,000 total, all from UFFAB funds

Description

$25,000 was used to renovate the outdoor space at the Warner College of Natural Resources.