Colorado College Center for Immersive Learning & Engaged Teaching

Tutt Library

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Looking to amplify the liberal arts experience at Colorado College, we were commissioned to design a new Center for Immersive Learning and Engaged Teaching by expanding and transforming the existing Tutt Library, originally designed by Walter Netsch in 1961. Together with the existing building, the addition creates a singular facility that seamlessly knits new to old.

Project Data

92,591 sf (37,996 sf new construction; 54,585 sf renovation)


Structural Engineer: HCDA Engineering
MEP: Farris Engineering
Civil Engineeer: Classic Consulting Engineers & Surveyors, LLC
Landscape Architect: N.E.S. Inc.
Library AV/IT: The Sextant Group
Lighting: Kaplan Gehring McCarroll (KGM)

Program & Highlights

Group study rooms, fully enclosed pods and open flexible areas
Data Visualization Lab, GIS Lab and Tech Sandbox
Experimental classroom
Special collections
24/7 floors
Indoor/outdoor reading and study areas
Flexible event/reader space

The original 1961 Tutt Library