Auraria Science Building
Science Building at night
Located on Speer Boulevard between Arapahoe and Lawrence Streets, the new 195,000 square-feet Auraria Science Building and renovation of the existing 143,000 square-feet facility will allow for a 50-percent enrollment increase in chemistry, biology, and earth and atmospheric sciences. The facility is the concrete representation of the University’s commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Chosen for Colorado’s Art in Public Places program, the building’s lobby features Psyche (the butterfly), a 14 1/2-by-10-foot sculpture by Donald Lipski.
The Auraria Science Building opened in August 2010.
The building received a Downtown Denver Award from the Downtown Denver Partnership in April 2010, for bridging a physical and perceptual gap between the Auraria Campus and downtown through inviting architecture and elevated educational opportunities.