Chemistry Research Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.

Cost: $33.5 million

Size: 56,814 gsf; 32,898 nsf; 23,297 nsfl

Project team: RFD (laboratory planner); Hord Coplan Macht (project architect); RATIO Architects (design architect)

Description: This new 56,000 gsf building includes 23,000 nsf of state-of-the-art collaborative research environments to support research, retention and recruitment in the CSU Chemistry Department. Specific research themes include Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry and Biosynthetic Chemistry. The building is designed around several open research laboratories to promote flexibility, collaboration, and interaction. Specialized lab support spaces include a Central Instrument Facility, a Catalysis Center and a flexible future core. The building design arranges offices, write-up areas, interaction spaces and offices to create an environment that supports interdisciplinary collaborative research.

Completion date: Fall 2017

Contact: Bob Grondin, Campus Architect, Colorado State University, 970-491-6909,