After a compilation of over $60 million dollars of invested dollars, on June 22 around 5 pm, the ribbon cutting for the new Metropolitan State University of Denver Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building (say that ten times fast) was held. This new building not only offers an inclined respect to manufacturing, it has allowed MSU to create its own Advanced Manufacturing Sciences (AMS) baccalaureate degree program. Through a competitive bidding process, MSU Denver selected AndersonMasonDale as the architectural and engineering design firm for the project.
Robert Park, director of MSU Denver’s Manufacturing Sciences Institute, stated that “[their] new program is designed to educate the next generation of manufacturing professionals who will be in high-demand by our regional and statewide manufacturing companies, as well as by manufacturers nationally and internationally. In addition, AMSI will work collaboratively with specific manufacturers in a variety of industry sectors, such as the aviation, aerospace, energy, communications and bio-medical sectors, to name just a few.” Overall, his goal with this new development was to expose the community and students to advanced machine tools that are currently driving advanced manufacturing both in the U.S. and across the globe.
Aside from all of the hustle and bustle in terms of the functionality and exposure this new program and building offers, I am sure you are curious as to how Canter played a role in this particular project. Downtown Denver Interior Design Firm, Gallun Snow, provided our team’s Designers with their design specifications and/or requirements and they ran with that detailed information by getting everything placed into the building’s floorplans. From there, revisions were made here and there by the client and end users and other furniture solutions were communicated when necessary to enhance the user experience. Once all of the layouts were completed, Gallun Snow provided insight on the finishes they wanted to specify and our team worked with KI (Krueger International), to provide fully rendered typicals that were specified throughout the entirety of the building.
Although it was a long time coming, after a few members of the Canter team were able to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony, all of the time and effort put into this stunning space was fully intact for all to enjoy! The furniture and finishes turned out even better than we could have imagined and we are grateful to have been involved in such an altering space – both in terms of the aesthetics and the overall space’s purpose.
If you are not familiar with the new building, take a look at the time lapse of the construction as the building went up – from frame to final finish!