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CSU Buildings and Grounds History

A history of CSU's building and grounds from 1870 to the present.

Anderson Academic Center/Athletics Academic and Training Center, 2009-

A view from the street of the exterior of the Academic Training Center in 2011. The walls consist mainly of windows with some stone on the facade.

Academic and Training Center, 2011

From CSU's Sense of Place:  A Campus History of Colorado's Land-Grant University, by James E. Hansen, Gordon A. Hazard, and Linda M. Meyer.  Fort Collins, CO:  Colorado State University, 2018.

Architects - Michael L. Aller, David Lingle and Bradley Massey, RATIO Architects, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana

Builder – Saunders Construction Company, Incorporated

830 South Shields Street

The Athletics Academic and Training Center was opened and dedicated on September 18, 2009. It is located just south of the McGraw Athletic Center. Built by the Saunders Construction Company at a cost of $7 million, it is 15,435 gross square feet in size. The 8,500 square foot training portion includes a state-of-the-art weight room, strength and conditioning offices, a nutrition center, and restrooms. This became the weight room used by all the student-athletes not part of the football program. The building’s central hallway that connects to Moby Arena features a variety of art and photographs showing the history of Aggie and Ram athletics.

The 8,500 square foot Anderson Academic Center portion features five private tutorial rooms and large study areas that include a computer lab with 30 workstations, more student workspace and offices for academic support staff. A substantial portion of the money needed to build this portion of the facility was donated by Brett and Danette Anderson.

The architecture firm of Aller, Lingle and Massey brought in RATIO Architects, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana to help with the design. RATIO had designed several other similar buildings at other campuses around the nation.

Sources by Gordon A. Hazard

Board of Governors Minutes, December 6, 2006, C-1-B, page 6, G-3.

Rocky Mountain Collegian, June 13, 2007, page 5, vol. 116, number 1.

Rocky Mountain Collegian, November 8, 2007, pages 1 and 3, vol. 116, number 70.

Board of Governors Minutes, December 5, 2007.

Interview with Doug Max, Associate Athletic Director, September 22, 2016.

Information from Julia Innis of Facilities Management in September 2016.

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