Colorado State University Lory Student Center Revitalization

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Client: Colorado State University

Over 20,000 people pass through the Lory Student Center (LSC) every day, making the more than 50-year-old building one of the busiest locations in northern Colorado. The student center is the hub of activity on campus for students, faculty and staff; it houses student services, dining facilities, stores, meeting rooms, ballrooms, art galleries and a theater.

To keep up with the needs of a growing student body, attract new students and address an aging HVAC system, CSU renovated the 160,000-square-foot structure and added nearly 70,000 square feet to the center. The university’s goal was to create a flexible-use space, improve energy performance and keep people connected to the outside vistas, which include a lagoon, outdoor amphitheater, sculpture garden and the Rocky Mountains.