University of Denver – University Hall Renovation

  • Category
    Higher Education
  • Size
    38,000 s.f.
  • Complete
    January 1997
  • Location
    Denver, Colorado

University renovation restores historic building to original grandeur

University Hall was constructed in 1890 as the first building on the DU campus. By 1995 it had endured multiple period-driven modifications and was in dire need of a renovation. This significant project, designed by Davis Partnership’s higher education architectural team, reinvigorated the aging building and restored a rightful sense of grandeur befitting the oldest structure on the University of Denver’s campus. In collaboration with former University Architect Cabell “Cab” Childress the design called for complete internal demolition. Minor structural and water infiltration problems were stabilized, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems updated, and ADA non-compliance resolved. A passenger elevator was added and life-safety egress issues and interiors were brought up to current building code. All new millwork now recalls period detailing with contemporary profiles. [Read More]

Project Scope

  • Architecture
  • Higher Education
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture

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