Fort Collins, CO – Just before classes let out for the summer, Haselden Construction held a celebration commemorating the construction progress on CSU’s new biology building – the first new science lab built for the biology department in many years. Students and faculty were encouraged to grab a green or gold pen and sign the steel beam which was later secured atop the structure. The beam will remain fully visible in the building’s eastern stairway. They then joined the construction crew for a BBQ lunch on the ground floor of the future biology building.
“It’s exciting to pioneer the first design-build project on the campus,” stated Haselden project manager Brent Haselden. “Both Colorado State University and design-build architect partner Hord Coplan Macht have been great to work with and the project couldn’t be going better.”
With over 1,400 students, biology is the largest major on campus. Slated for LEED® Gold, the $67 million, 151,650 SF life sciences research and teaching building is a bond-funded project supported by the Student Facilities Fee. The new building will provide the department with new teaching labs, research labs, administrative/office space, and a 100+ person lecture room. The building will open in fall of 2017.
Photo courtesy of Haselden Construction