DAF July 2017 Hard Hat Tour – Metropolitan State University Aerospace & Engineering Sciences Building

 Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Eventbrite - DAF July 2017 Hard Hat Tour - MSU Aerospace & Engineering Sciences Building

Rendering Courtesy of AndersonMasonDale Architects

Owner:  Metropolitan State University of Denver
Architect:  AndersonMasonDale Architects
General Contractor: GH Phipps
Size: 115,000 SF
Cost: $39M estimated

The Metropolitan State University of Denver Aerospace & Engineering Sciences (AES) Building will provide a state-of-the-art home for the University’s industrial design, engineering, and computer sciences programs.  The facility will also house the advanced manufacturing initiative robotics hall to showcase this work and a space operations lab for simulating the control of spacecraft.

The building is located on an urban and campus gateway site, on the northern edge of the Auraria campus in downtown Denver.  The concept is a series of program ‘bars’ of similar function (workshop/lab, classroom/support, faculty offices) organized in an efficient, flexible mass, with public gathering and focal program areas located on the prominent western and southern campus edges of the site. The western facing façade captures extraordinary views of Colorado’s Front Range for a series of student study, gathering and public gathering spaces.  Along the southern, pedestrian oriented campus edge of the site, the building mass is lower, with a long gallery pavilion which houses the advanced manufacturing and robotics hall.  A gallery showcasing student work opens this façade at grade to the campus, where pedestrian activity is most concentrated.  The AES Building expands the Metro State neighborhood on the Auraria campus in form, program area and architectural palette of materials.  It utilizes the darker ironspot masonry of recent MSUD projects, complemented with a light colored limestone along the edges of pedestrian access.  The facades incorporate a machined aluminum curtain wall and metal paneling evocative of the advanced manufacturing processes housed within. Targeting LEED Gold.

The cost of the tour is as follows:

DAF Members: $30
Non-members: $35
Students: $15
Non-member with One-year DAF Individual Membership: $40
Non-member with One-year DAF Family Membership: $75
DAF Hard Hat Set (Hard Hat, Safety Glasses, Safety Vest): $35

Building is finished – personal protective equipment (PPE) is not required.

Please use the Eventbrite link above to register. Registration must be completed by Tuesay, July 25 at 4:00 PM. Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be given only if cancellations are received at least 24 hours before the event.

Space is limited, so register now to ensure a place on the tour. Meeting logistics will be sent the day prior to the tour to those who are registered.