Photo courtesy of Lory Student Center
Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center South Revitalization has received its LEED Silver certification. The Lory Student Center is the heart of the campus and the center of student life at Colorado State University. The LSC has served as a gathering place for students, faculty, staff, and University visitors since 1962. Some 50 years later, the LSC embarked upon a renovation to improve building infrastructure, highlight student diversity programs and services, clarify wayfinding, and expand spaces for student learning. Dark hallways are now open to daylight and views of the mountains, students gather in common areas and abundant meeting spaces, and the University commitment to diversity is more visible and tangible. The new Lory Student Center is a place to meet and make connections, a nexus point that is firmly rooted in history of our past and the promise of our future.
IBE has provided guidance through sustainability research and consulting, facilitation of the integrated design process, and the LEED assessment and documentation process. IBE has also assisted in creating a case study and educational signage for the building to create occupant awareness of the buildings high performance features and green building strategies.
- 17% energy cost reduction
- 35% water use reduction
- 56% of existing building maintained
- 21% recycled/salvaged materials
- 100% of the building’s electricity is offset by the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs)
- 5 integrated design charrettes/workshops utilized during the design process
Location: 1101 Center Avenue Mall, Fort Collins, CO
Certification: LEED Silver
Project Type: Student Center/Higher Education
Owner: Colorado State University
Architect: Perkins + Will and Aller-Lingle-Massey Architects P.C.
Contractor: Saunders Construction
Client: Colorado State University