Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Colorado State University Students Collaborate to Redesign Natural Resources Building

WHAT:  Students from the university’s College of Applied Human Sciences and the Warner College of Natural Resources will work together with a top national design firm, industry professionals and university staff to contribute design ideas toward the potential expansion of the Natural Resources building on campus.


WHERE:   8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Cherokee Park Room, Lory Student Center.

DETAILS:  The project potentially gives students from the university’s interior design and construction management programs the opportunity to provide design ideas, with input from natural resources students, in a multi-million dollar project to expand the current building. Currently, university facilities are considering an addition to the Natural Resources building to the north side. The project will also work to make suggestions for a cohesive look among other buildings housing Warner College of Natural Resources classes.

     Two designers from CANNON Design, a top 100 design firm in New York City, will travel to Fort Collins to facilitate the workshop, or charrette. CANNON is sponsoring the day.

     The charrette will generate ideas for a renovation of existing space and a new addition to the building. It also will provide students with the opportunity to create ideas for a cohesive look for the Warner College of Natural Resources, housed in the building, along with ideas for a user-friendly environment for staff, students and visitors. Finally, the charrette will provide students with the opportunity to suggest design ideas that emphasize the existing design elements, such as the atrium in the building. The project provides learning opportunities for students from the College of Applied Humans Sciences to interact with other colleges and professionals.