The Colorado State University System (CSU) serves more than 53,000 students worldwide, and includes three institutions: CSU-Fort Collins, CSU Global, and CSU-Pueblo.
Spur brings the expertise of the CSU System campuses to the public, with a one-of-a-kind campus that will be public-facing and accessible to everyone.
When the campus is finished in 2022, Spur will consist of three buildings and will open its doors year-round to all learners.
Spur will host families and tourists, K-12 student field trips, conferences and meetings; it will house researchers in state-of-the-art labs; college students pursuing degrees in fields related to agriculture and sustainability; and local artists creating pieces in on-site studios. Learn more at CSUSpur.com.
Spur: CSU and The National Western Center
At the epicenter of the redeveloped National Western Center — surrounded by the historic Denver neighborhoods of Globeville, Elyria-Swansea — is the CSU System Spur campus, consisting of three buildings focused on water, food, and health. What’s inside the buildings will bring together the brightest minds, inspire the next generation, and change the world.
Spur: Water (name TBA)
The CSU Spur building focused on water will be a platform for water education, research, innovation, and policy. Opening in 2022,, the water building will bring together water experts and thought leaders to address the most pressing water issues facing the region, the country, and the world.
The water building will be unique in the world through the combination of:
With a connection to a restored section of the South Platte River in north Denver, it will also be home to community activities and hands-on water education for students and families.
Areas of focus
Fostering collaboration among:
CSU is working closely with Denver Water to create collaborative research and education opportunities at the CSU Water Building, which will also be home to Denver Water’s water quality testing program.
In the space, Denver Water will perform more than 200,000 tests annually, monitor water quality, and provide research and development opportunities for water quality applications.
Vida is one of three buildings on the Colorado State University Campus at the National Western Center.
Vida will bring together university experts, veterinarians, service providers, and nonprofit organizations to create a collaborative space focused on animal health, human health, equine sports medicine and assisted therapy, and subsidized companion animal veterinary care to qualified families.
Students from Kindergarten to college-level will be able to engage in the space in different ways – observing medical procedures, engaging in hands-on learning commensurate to their grade level, and discovering career options in animal and human health.
Key components of Vida include:
Spur: Food & Agriculture (name TBA)
With CSU’s overall focus at the National Western Center on food systems, water, energy, environment, and health, the Spur building focused on food and agriculture will provide the facilities needed to provide experiential learning opportunities and impactful research within these areas of emphasis, rooted in the rich history and culture of the National Western Center.
As part of its land-grant mission of outreach, education, and service, CSU has an Extension office serving every county in Colorado, and the food and agriculture building will serve as a space for Denver Urban Extension to respond to community educational requests and to offer a variety of resources, from gardening classes to energy audits.
The building will also have flexible spaces for activities, including arts performances, business incubation, and laboratory research.
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