Dawson School Dining Commons, Henderson Hall, Innovation Center

Lafayette, Colorado

What was initially awarded as a single project in multiple phases became multiple projects, dictated by available funding. Haselden completed the Dining Commons renovation, Henderson Hall Learning Center renovation, and built the new Innovation Center facility.

The Dining Commons project included a renovation to the main cafeteria and dining area for the campus. This scope included a new commercial kitchen, dining hall with a vaulted wood ceiling, and exterior dining space with an indoor/outdoor fireplace. The renovations to Henderson Hall Learning Center included converting the old kitchen and dining area to a new learning commons. This scope entailed demolition of the existing kitchen equipment, retrofitting of existing mechanical and electrical systems, and installation of new finishes to create collaborative study areas, conference rooms, offices, a new classroom, and a cafe.

Haselden recently completed the largest component of the project – the Innovation Center. At 24,000 SF, the new Innovation Center is a best-in-class facility that empowers today’s students and faculty – and tomorrow’s – with the space and tools to boldly explore an idea. Classrooms will allow traditional education to evolve and adapt, and the space will serve as a resource for collaboration with the community, with businesses, and with each other.

At a glance

  • OwnerDawson School
  • ArchitectHord Coplan Macht
  • Delivery methodCM/GC
  • Project size45,611 SF
  • Construction cost$22 million
  • Completed09/10/2020