Hospitals  /  Previous Clients  /  Previous Firms   /  University of Colorado Hospital; Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, Phase 1 (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)*

Eager to expand its services but restricted by the confined parameters of the current location, hospital administrators elected to build a new, state−of−the−art healthcare campus on the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Base in Aurora, CO. The Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, a 476,000−square−foot 12−story tower, provided for 300 patient rooms, urgent care facilities, laboratories, pharmacy, and surgery along with diagnostic capabilities. This Phase 2 project was designed to attach and communicate with the existing Phase 1 Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion.

Planned as a four−phase development, the new University of Colorado Hospital campus will ultimately include over 750 beds, consisting of nearly 2 million square− feet of facilities with a construction value over $500 million. The master plan for the campus will include over $2 billion construction value when completed.


UCHealth, University of Colorado Hospital


Aurora, Colorado


476,000 sf
12 story, 300 beds
$100 million

Chris Barnwell's role was a member of the Exterior Detail Design Team for the University of Colorado Hospital; Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion project while with HDR, Inc.

Photography by Michael Tangney