Construction Projects

The campus of Western State Colorado University is a dynamic place.

In just the past three years we've replaced our University Center, remodeled our main administration building, added the Pinnacles Apartments and still in progress, our new field house.  

Recreation Center / Multipurpose Fieldhouse

Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects out of Denver were selected to design the new Recreation Center/Fieldhouse building along with J.E. Dunn Construction out of Colorado Springs.

The new building is nearing the end of construction.  Over 120,000 square feet, the new structure will contain a full 200 meter 8-lane track, long jump, pole vault, three multipurpose courts in the center and a nearly 54 foot tall climbing wall.  The design will also include a new High Altitude Performance Laboratory, 5,000 square feet of new fitness equipment and 6,000 square feet of activities and exercise rooms.  Additions to the Paul Wright Gym include new offices for track and football coaches and staff, new team rooms, and a new weight room.

Student voting and initiatives led to the inclusion of a new 3,000 square foot 54 foot tall climbing tower, a 400 square foot training foam pit with trampoline, and a hot tub addition to the existing natatorium.

 Project Details

  • Cost of Construction:  $29 Million​
  • Approximate Construction Time: 22 Months
  • Total Area: 120,298 square feet
  • Length of Free-Span Truss: 201 feet
  • Wingspan of a Boeing 777: 200 feet

View an animated Fly-Through for the field house: