Fort Collins, Colorado | Higher Education

Colorado State University Biology Building

$58 M | 152,000 SF

Four-story classroom biology building including classroom, teaching facilities, and laboratories.

  • Research laboratory, heat recovery system, specialized exhaust system for radioisotope and perchloric fume hoods




Cator, Ruma & Associates was selected to provide mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology design for a new four-story classroom and biology building on Colorado State University’s Fort Collins campus. The building houses research laboratories (including labs for emerging biotechnology), state-of-the-art classroom and teaching facilities, student lounges, staff offices and study spaces. 

A large central air handling system with partial redundancy and a heat recovery system were installed to serve these spaces. The heat recovery system was connected from the laboratory exhaust system. 

Separate exhaust fan systems were provided for radioisotope and perchloric fume hoods. HVAC and power were provided for a large centralized lab freezer and refrigerator room. 

Program for this project included:

  • Classrooms
  • Data Center/Server Rooms
  • Conference Center
  • Office/Support Space

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