Center for Executive Development Educational Facilities
Borick Business Building
LEED SilverThe Borick Business Building, which opened its doors in fall 2007, is the first privately funded building on campus. Through the generous donation of Steve Borick, the building was completed using funds from private donors, and now provides state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs, offices and receptionn areas.
The building led the way as the model for environmentally sustainable building initiatives at Western. The facility, which houses the Business, Accounting and Economics Department, has the distinction of being the first LEED-certified building on campus and within the Gunnison Valley. Environmental features include the re-use of roof tiles on the building taken from the renovation of other buildings on campus, motion lighting, and an energy-efficient ventilation system
Classrooms feature state of the art technology, smart classrooms, high speed internet and WiFi access. Classrooms range from a Board Room to a theater style room which can seat 50.
Pending LEED Gold
The College Center, which opened in Jan. 2010, showcases numerous sustainability features and practices. Among those features are large, south-facing windows that provide abundant natural lighting, 10 recycling centers throughout the building, xeriscaping (which conserves water) and low-flow faucets. On-site recycling during construction diverted 60 percent of the waste from the landfill and regional materials were used in the construction of the building. The pulper composter in the café will provide material for the college’s community garden.
Meeting rooms range from the 16 seat Board Room, a large ballroom which can accommodate up to 400 people, and a theater featuring the latest digital 3D equipment.
Mad Jack's Cafe in the College Center features coffee, beverages, snacks and sandwiches. Catering for events is available through Sodexho Dining Services on campus.