Project Details

Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University
28,000 SF new
Higher Education

CSU Temple Grandin Equine Center

Completed in early 2021, the Temple Grandin Equine Center is one of the leading equine-assisted services facilities in the world. Named for Temple Grandin a professor and autism advocate for Colorado State University’s Department of Animal Sciences, this project was constructed with generous support from donors. The facility is home to a 14,000-square-foot climate-controlled arena, 100-person viewing area with smart technology, and a 500-square-foot traditional clinical therapy room that support student learning, client success and research advancement for the EAS industry. The modern facility will enhance CSU’s ability to serve individuals with physical, emotional and developmental challenges while elevating the role of the horse in society in a world-class teaching and learning environment.

The project established a budget cap of $4,900,000 for the design and construction of the facility. Our team worked closely with the program staff to uncover programmatic efficiencies, construction techniques, and robust yet economic engineered systems that allowed the addition of desired scope ladder items to be included in the winning bid.