Higher Education

Saint John’s University | Peter Engel Science Renovation

This renovation of the Peter Engel Science Hall provided for a new faculty department, to reflect changes in pedagogy, and to enliven the building. These enhancements started in the corridors, where the ceilings have been updated and now have continuous LED strip lights. The classrooms and labs behind cement-block walls are now opened and inclusive by introducing windows. Prospective students and other passersby will now be able to see into…

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs | Alpine Village

The $17.2 million Alpine Village Housing offers an apartment style living environment to 303 students at the University.  The furnished apartments come in one, two and four bedroom floor plans and feature full kitchens, bathrooms, and individual bedrooms.  Built on a hillside on the east end of UCCS’s campus, Alpine Village follows the contours of the terrain and provides spectacular views of Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods, and…

St. John’s University | Learning Commons

The Learning Commons at Saint John’s University is a vibrant community commons focused on 21st century pedagogy and social learning trends. This facility is an energetic melding of formal and informal learning, casual dining, retail sales, socialization and multi-purpose venues providing a student commons – with books for learning – at the heart of Saint John’s University campus.

Saint John’s University | Hill Museum and Manuscript Library

The mission of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), founded in 1965, is to locate and preserve manuscripts world-wide, either through acquisition or digital photography.  The digital collection includes over 125,000 manuscripts comprising over 40,000,000 individual pages.  The physical collection includes over 10,000 pieces including manuscripts, incunabula, rare books, and individual pages. An art and artifact collection of over 6,000 pieces includes paintings, lithographs, sculpture, tapestries and furniture.  The Saint John’s…

Colorado State University | Natural Science Building

CSNA Architects was tasked with creating the design and bridging documents for a new five story research facility for the biology department within the College of Natural Sciences. To understand the building resident’s needs and functions, CSNA conducted many design charettes with each user group of research faculty that would be housed in the new space.  The final design became an efficient machine that allowed for maximum flexibility of the…

Colorado College | Baca Lodge

The Baca Lodge is a three-building facility situated at the base of Crestone Peak in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range.  It provides living, dining, and classroom opportunities for faculty and students who journey here from The Colorado College’s main campus on social and learning retreats.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs | Campus Housing

The Campus Housing Village includes residential living quarters for 600 students, a dining and banquet hall, a living/learning center which doubles as conference space for summer use, and full administrative support. The village concept, with connecting pedestrian streets and bridges, promotes a sense of community and place for the new residential population.

Colorado College | Barnes Science Center

The Barnes Science Center is a multi-disciplinary laboratory facility.  Contextual challenges were met by developing a hybrid exterior solution combining elements of two adjacent buildings—a Neo-Richardsonian sandstone masonry building on the National Register and an early 60’s minimalist experiment—with a site solution which created a new science quadrangle for the campus.  The principal social concern of the building program was to provide for a friendly interaction between scientific disciplines, students,…

Colorado College | South Hall Residence Renovation & Addition

South Hall, originally built in 1954, is one of the primary residence halls on campus. This project was a major renovation to an existing traditional residence hall, providing a new residence life experience for the 21st century. It was the only renovation project to be featured in the ACUHO-i 21st Century Project. The signature building addition provides a new living learning center within the residence hall for student use and…

St. John’s University | Alcuin Library Renovation

CSNA Architects completely renovated this 1964 masterpiece by legendary architect Marcel Breuer to create a more hospitable, modern environment.  The building environment was improved, increased access, and expanded learning spaces. The collections were relocated to specialized compact shelving, creating free space for soft seating and social functions. This new space supports the community and student collaboration. A special collections space was designated to house and display The Saint John’s Bible….