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Wolf Law School, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States

Thursday 15 Nov 2007

Wolf Law School promotes local identity

Photos: Jeff Goldberg/Esto 
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Centerbrook Architects complete the Wolf Law School in Colorado 

The Wolf Law School celebrates the unique character of one of America’s most beautiful campuses. Original campus buildings were designed in the 1920s and 1930s by architect Charles Klauder. Observing a similarity in the Tuscan and Colorado countrysides, Klauder developed a ‘rural Italian vernacular style’ in Boulder. His palette was local red sandstone, limestone trim, and tile roofs. However, by the 1990s much of the original identity of the campus had been lost and the University wanted it restored. Centerbrook approached Klauder’s work with respect, reinterpreting it in a fresh way, thus aesthetically paving the way for future campus buildings. The new Law School is composed of simple building forms which overlap one another in shifting symmetries. This allows the 184,000 square foot building to be broken down to a human scale and creates protected outdoor spaces. It is certified LEED Gold in the U. S. Green Building Council's Rating System. Davis Partnership Architects in Denver is the Architect of Record.

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