Boulder, Colo. (February 5, 2019) – With the help of the school’s mascot, Chip, and the Buff Basketball Band, AP broke ground on the CU Boulder College of Music Building Addition project. The addition will mark a major step toward consolidating College of Music programming into one facility, creating increased opportunities for collaboration across departments as the choral department relocates from Macky Auditorium into the new space.
During the ceremony, remarks were given by Anoushka Divekar, President of the College of Music Student Government; Philip DiStefano, Chancellor of CU Boulder; and Robert Shay, Dean of the College of Music.
Features of the 64,000-square-foot addition will include a state-of-the-art recording studio, dedicated suites for the Entrepreneurship Center for Music and Musicians’ Wellness Program, new classroom space, acoustically tuned practice rooms, and work and studio space for faculty and staff. Innovative rehearsal halls that convert to performance spaces, meanwhile, will help strengthen the college’s deep ties to the community as a beacon for the arts.
The addition also includes space for the Theatre and Dance department, providing a dance studio, changing rooms and a theatre classroom.
“We are absolutely honored to continue our relationship with CU Boulder in this capacity,” said AP Project Manager, Jade Mercer. “Giving students more comfortable and efficient workspaces is where AP thrives.”
The project is designed by architect Pfeiffer and is on track to open in time for the 2020 fall semester.