Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center South Revitalization | Fort Collins, CO



Photo courtesy of Lory Student Center

Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center South Revitalization has received its LEED Silver certification. The Lory Student Center is the heart of the campus and the center of student life at Colorado State University. The LSC has served as a gathering place for students, faculty, staff, and University visitors since 1962. Some 50 years later, the LSC embarked upon a renovation to improve building infrastructure, highlight student diversity programs and services, clarify wayfinding, and expand spaces for student learning. Dark hallways are now open to daylight and views of the mountains, students gather in common areas and abundant meeting spaces, and the University commitment to diversity is more visible and tangible. The new Lory Student Center is a place to meet and make connections, a nexus point that is firmly rooted in history of our past and the promise of our future.

IBE’s Role

IBE has provided guidance through sustainability research and consulting, facilitation of the integrated design process, and the LEED assessment and documentation process. IBE has also assisted in creating a case study and educational signage for the building to create occupant awareness of the buildings high performance features and green building strategies.


  • 17% energy cost reduction
  • 35% water use reduction
  • 56% of existing building maintained
  • 21% recycled/salvaged materials
  • 100% of the building’s electricity is offset by the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs)
  • 5 integrated design charrettes/workshops utilized during the design process

Location: 1101 Center Avenue Mall, Fort Collins, CO

Certification: LEED Silver

Project Type: Student Center/Higher Education

Owner: Colorado State University

Architect: Perkins + Will and Aller-Lingle-Massey Architects P.C.

Contractor: Saunders Construction

Client: Colorado State University