Colorado State University Pueblo - Student Dorms


Colorado State University

General Contractor:

GH Phipps Construction Companies


MEP Engineering


Carvell Page & Southerland Page

Project Duration:

These two four-story student housing buildings (164,500 sf) started construction in the spring of 2009 and are now an important piece of the CSU-Pueblo Campus.  Each building has large 2-story-high great room that showcase exposed flat oval ductwork.  The project is certified LEED-Gold.  HPE was selected to the team at Design Development to assist in finalizing the design and maintaining the budget.

The building's HVAC consist of a water source heat pump system.  Condenser water is supplied from one mechanical room in building 2 which supplies to the buildings’ 180 heat pumps and rooftop mounted make-up air units.  Two cooling towers provide supplemental cooling in the warmer months while two 2,000 MBH boilers provide supplemental heat.  Three high efficiency water heaters provide domestic hot water to the buildings along with two 1,250-gallon storage tanks.

HPE’s sheet metal shop manufactured all of the large fittings for the highly visible oval ductwork while delivering factory-like quality.  Sheet metal field crews installed this and all the other ductwork to very exacting standards laid out by our CAD department.