The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science + The Knoebel Center for the Study

University of Denver



The Daniel Felix Ritchie building is home to both the School of Engineering and Computer Science, as well as the Knoebel Center for the Study of Aging with over 37,000 NSF of laboratory and laboratory support space.  The first four floors include both teaching and research laboratories for the Departments of Mechanical & Materials Engineering (MME), and Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE). Specific laboratory types within these departments include Bioengineering, Robotics, Composite Materials and Materials Testing, with dedicated equipment spaces for the SEM and XRD, dynamometer, wind tunnel and test frames. The top floor of the building is dedicated to the Knoebel Center and includes biomedical “wet” research laboratories with a flexible casework system to accommodate a variety of research activities.  Support spaces have been designed to be capable of supporting cell and tissue culture work, PCR, media prep, or dark room activities.


Denver, CO, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2016

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 139,000
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 70,000
  • Lab and Lab Support: 37,500

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $50,000,000


  • Anderson Mason Dale Architects


  • Frank Ooms Photography