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Project Spotlight: Anschutz Health Scienes Building

The new Anschutz Health Sciences Building is located on the Anschutz Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The building is part of the University of Colorado’s campus. The 396,000-square-foot facility houses mixed-use spaces including a seven-story atrium, data center, offices, and clinical spaces including labs and classrooms. A spacious second-floor conference center named in honor of Chancellor Don Elliman is a highlight of the new facility. The central Benson Atrium, named for CU President Emeritus Bruce Benson and his wife, Marcy, has capacity to include up to 1,700 people offering the first opportunity for larger-scale events at CU Anschutz. On the top level of the building, is the Krummholz Lounge which showcases a skyline view of downtown Denver and the beautiful rocky mountains. Alongside the lounge is the outdoor rooftop gathering space which is a wonderful area for all to enjoy on campus.

The building was designed in collaboration with local Denver architect Anderson Mason Dale and Portland architect, ZGF. JE Dunn, the general contractor, worked closely with the architectural team and CAA ICON representing the owner on the buildings complex design. Gallun Snow’s scope included the furniture and upholstery design and specification for the entire building. Work in partnership together with the architectural team, the intricate geometry of the building was complemented with Gallun Snow’s furniture designs. Design sessions included in-depth planning to coordinate with all sectors of the building on the selection of furniture and upholsteries. The high use and various types of spaces including offices and clinics were a key characteristic when selecting function of furniture and durability of materials. The four-color schemes created by the ZGF Interiors design team allowed each department of the building to be unique yet complimentary across the facility. Gallun Snow’s goal was to create a cohesive design, which included a colorful variety of furniture for all occupants to enjoy.

For the new Anschutz Health Sciences Building Gallun Snow worked closely with the awarded furniture dealer, Interior Environments (IE). The internal IE team exceeded all expectations when it came to design, installation, and project management. The project’s team met challenges and solved any issues as they arose. The stunning installations of furniture allowed the entire building’s design to come to life. The multifaceted use and size of this building was a challenge we welcomed and increased our ability to provide efficient yet attractive furniture. Our design team rose to the challenge and we hope you agree we passed with flying colors!

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