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Campus Character

This is a fluid site aligned with both master planning efforts and the campus aesthetic guidelines to give visitors a brief overview of the architectural character of Main Campus, Colorado State University. Over the years, dating back to the founding in 1870, the campus has evolved in many different directions. The eclectic nature of this progression is demonstrated using some of the more compelling examples of campus architecture on the following pages. This diverse vernacular can be embraced and through a selective process with collaborative dialog, promote design opportunities and thus serve as a template for future development. The site is organized with compelling examples of architecture from five distinct eras with a photographic eye for select design details. Details can then also be assembled into a kit-of-parts and begin to influence future design and development. In the subsequent pages, the dialog is illustrative and intentionally left open in an effort to promote discussion.

Eras

1890

Early

Early Years: 1878 - 1910

1930

Oval

Oval Years: 1910 - 1950

1960

Post-War

Post-War Expansion: 1950 - 1975

1990

Pedestrian

Pedestrian Campus: 1975 - 2005

2005

Current

Current Era: 2005 - Present