The Colorado State University System (CSU) serves more than 53,000 students worldwide, and is made up of three institutions: CSU-Fort Collins, CSU Global, and CSU-Pueblo. CSU Fort Collins conducts more than $330 million in research annually and is recognized as a Carnegie doctoral research university, noting the highest level of research activity; Carnegie also recognized CSU with a community engagement classification.
As a Land Grant Institution, CSU is focused on translating research into innovative technologies, policies, and actions to solve global challenges in food, energy, water, health, and the environment. The University’s research programs resulted in 146 new patent applications in 2017, and innovation is reflected in CSU’s built environment, with the University achieving the first Platinum rating for sustainability by AASHE’s STARS program for two years running, giving CSU the designation of most sustainable university in the country.
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 Campus, comprised of three buildings: the Water Building, Animal Health Complex, and CSU Center. What’s inside the buildings will bring together the brightest minds, inspire the next generation, and change the world. Learn more at nwc.colostate.edu
CSU Water Building
The Colorado State University Water Building will be a platform for water education, research, innovation, and policy. Opening in 2021 as the first facility at the National Western Center, the CSU 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 CSU 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.
CSU Animal Health Building
The Animal Health Complex is one of three buildings on the Colorado State University Campus at the National Western Center.
The Complex 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 the Animal Health Complex include:
With CSU’s overall focus at the National Western Center on food systems, water, energy, environment, and health, the CSU Center 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.
The CSU Center will further the mission of global impact at the National Western Center by providing K-12 education, interactive learning opportunities for families, and flexible conference and exhibit space. The facility will tie together research, outreach, and education in an inspiring location, anchoring CSU in the heart 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 CSU Center 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.
CSU Center will also have flexible spaces for activities, including arts performances, business incubation, and laboratory research.
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