FITZSIMONS REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
This speculative laboratory building sits at the heart of a growing national hub for bioscience and biotechnology research and development.
Home to private biotechnology companies as well as advanced research of the University of Colorado Denver’s Bioengineering Department, the building facilitates connections between cutting-edge academic research and product development. Located on the Fitzsimons Innovation Campus in Aurora, the building is part of the country’s fastest growing and most ambitious biotechnology campus, positioning the Denver region at the forefront of bioscience research and development. Efficiency and flexibility drove the design of the facility, which provides highly flexible laboratory spaces for a diverse range of tenants. The interior layout separates circulation paths for people and equipment and incorporates corridor widths that allow for the easy movement of large equipment. The facility also incorporates a range of meeting spaces, including a training center equipped for distance learning. On the exterior, metal panels , colorful fiber cement, and steel sunshades enliven the tilt-up concrete construction, with the solar shading reducing the building’s energy consumption. MOA’s scope included design and delivery of the core and shell as well as tenant improvement design services for nearly all the building’s tenants.
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Planning, Design and Documentation, Construction Administration