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Ridgeway Science & Tech

Designing a state-of-the art life science and technology facility with sustainability at its heart

  • 112K

    Square Feet

  • 35%

    Usable Open Space

  • 23%

    Energy from Solar

  • Boulder, Colorado

    Boulder, Colorado

Flexible and adaptable, new science and technology facility aims high for sustainability standards

In support of their investment into the areas around western Colorado, Conscience Bay Company (CBC) set out to create a life science and technology focal point for members of the Boulder community. They wanted their new two-story building to be state-of-the-art in function and sustainability. CBC engaged our team to serve as lead architect, experience designer, interior designer, landscape architect, lighting design, sustainability, and signage and wayfinding consultant for this project.

Our design for the building and site strives to inspire creativity and innovation, providing a modern aesthetic that keeps the historic context of the area in mind. Due to the flexible and adaptable modular construction of the facility, it will be able to respond to market changes. Initially, it will be built with the ability to accommodate high-sensitivity research environments by incorporating a high vibration criteria and creative solutions to mitigate the effects of a passing train to the north of the site. The campus also includes electric vehicle chargers, BCycle bike sharing, secure storage for personal bikes, showers and locker rooms, an on-site café with outdoor terrace, a wellness room, and outdoor gym.

CBC aspires for this project to be Colorado’s first Net Zero and all electric life sciences building and will seek Platinum certification in both LEED v4 Core + Shell and WELL v2 Core.

At a Glance

  • Conscience Bay Company

Raising sustainable standards for S&T

Ridgeway Science & Tech will be Colorado’s first and most sustainable net zero energy and all-electric life science building.

Meet Our Team

Tony Thornton , Senior Associate

It’s incredibly rewarding to play a small part of building a better future for people and their communities.

Shannon Jones, Senior Associate, Architect

If we recognize design as context for the people who use it, the result lends itself to their experience and how they activate that space.

Meg Schubert Allen, Associate, Buildings

Design, done right, has the potential to positively impact our neighborhoods, communities, and every individual that experiences it.

Marelle Davey, Sustainability Consultant

We should be working towards habits and solutions that re-integrate humans into the natural ecosystem as a beneficial and symbiotic player.

Samira Zare Mohazabieh, Sustainable Building Specialist

To positively impact the environment, we must continue to push boundaries in the way buildings perform and reduce embodied carbon emissions.
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Tony Thornton

Senior Associate

Shannon Jones

Senior Associate, Architect

Meg Schubert Allen

Associate, Buildings

Marelle Davey

Sustainability Consultant

Samira Zare Mohazabieh

Sustainable Building Specialist

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