West Wing Renovation
University of Colorado Boulder

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Cristol Chemistry Building, fronting on Fountain Court in the heart of the Boulder campus, houses the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, one of the finest departments of its kind in the nation. Until this renovation, the west wing of the building had remained unaltered since its construction in the 1950’s.  The interiors of all three occupiable floors were removed to the surface of the exterior walls and all existing systems removed.  The upper two floors were transformed from offices to new biochemistry research labs, one of which is for a Howard Hughes Fellow.  The first floor became the new offices for the department.


The laboratories are equipped with fume hoods, cold rooms and dedicated radioisotope areas.  All the lab casework is natural oak with epoxy work surfaces.  New systems included acid waste piping, new HVAC and fume hood exhaust systems and a sprinkler system.


The new departmental offices are organized around a reception area and office waiting area, and include finely crafted oak paneling, trim and doors.  A break room and mailroom for the department were also provided. 
The first floor departmental offices, prior to renovation.