Health Sciences Library

As a joint venture with Davis Partnership Architects of Denver, Centerbrook designed this medical library, which is located along the center quadrangle of the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus.

The library serves the medical school, four hospitals, and numerous biomedical research facilities. Designed as a social bridge between all campus disciplines, the library's prominent location near public transportation creates a gateway welcoming community use, as well.


University of Colorado Denver

Location Denver, CO
Size 113,005 Sq. Ft.
Program collection storage, reading room, study spaces, reference services, classrooms, conference center, learning resource center, support spaces, offices
Year Completed 2007
Photo Credit Jeff Goldberg/Esto, Paul Brokering

The library provides public access at the first floor and becomes increasingly private and quiet on upper floors. The facility includes collection storage with a reading room as well as indoor and outdoor private and team study spaces. It also includes administrative offices, reference services, classrooms, a conference center, a learning resource center, systems-database support, education and health informatics support, and storage of and access to a History of Medicine rare book collection.

Centerbrook and Davis have collaborated on four additional projects in the University of Colorado system, including the Center for Community and the Wolf Law School at the Boulder campus.