University of Colorado Denver



College of Architecture and Planning



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University of Colorado Denver | College of Architecture & Planning | Web Design by baDesign

WEEP [Waterton Environmental Pavillion] | 2012


The pavilion, located in Waterton Canyon, serves as an outdoor classroom for environmental groups involved in Bird Banding, Pond Ecology and Wildlife Habitat.

The structure is a pragmatic response to the various constraints of the site. The tilted columns were conceived to triangulate the lateral loads associated with a structure that, by floodplain regulations, were not allowed to have walls. Off the backside of the structure a small cantilever celebrates the release of captured birds back to nature. The roof drains to a central skylight (fondly referred to as the squoculus) to capture rainwater and filter it through vegetation, soil, and rock before returning it to the floodplain.

Faculty:
Rick Sommerfeld 

Structural Engineer:
Julian Lineham, PE, SECB, MICE, CEng
Lee Maggert
Principal
Studio NYL Structural Engineers

 

Civil Engineer:
Chris S. Strawn
Jansen Strawn Consulting Engineers, INC

 

Geotechnical Engineer:
Scott Myers, PE
TerraCon

Excavation:
Josh Hawkins
Zach Hawkins
Excavation

Concrete:
David Neighbour
Metro Mix, LLC.

Roof framing: 
Tim DeVos
Cemco Denver

Steel Fabrication
Greg and BJ Titchenal
Coalesce Design and Fabrication

Roofing:
Jamie Fredericks
Fowler and Peth

Concrete Finishing
Pat Thomas
Toma Construction

Landscape Supply
Alameda Wholesale

Students:

Caitlin Blythe
Nicole Bruechner
Michael Bucher
Nicole Davis
Carrie Hadley
Katherine Hawkins
Christopher Johnston
Robert Kiester
Will Koning
Milen Milev
Rachel Mott
Will Murray
Gerald Reynolds
JD Signom
Astrid Vander