The Heller Center for Arts and Humanities
Heller Guest House Restoration
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado
$550,000; Phase 2 of the master plan for the Heller Center for Arts and Humanities, a 4-building complex sited on a 35-acre property that was bequeathed to the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs for use as art studios, classrooms, artist-in-residence housing and community meeting space.
The $550,000 Phase 2 project restored the exterior of the guest house to its circa 1948 appearance, rehabilitated the interior for housing for artists-in-residence, reconstructed the collapsed greenhouse and constructed new accessible public restrooms in part of Larry Heller's original studio foundry.
Professional services for this phase included full architectural and engineering services.
Heller Main House Restoration
The Heller Center for Arts and Humanities was created by the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs to support a variety of departments, restoring a 35-acre property bequeathed to the University for use as art studios, classrooms, artist-in-residence housing and community meeting space. The 4-building complex includes the original house, guest house, gallery and barn.
The master plan proposes restoring the gardens and terraces of the main house; rehabilitating the remaining two buildings for use as retreat and seminar space; reconstructing two missing buildings; and creating outdoor classroom spaces while maintaining the natural landscape.
The $1,000,000 Phase 1 project restored the exterior of the main house to its circa 1948 appearance, rehabilitated the interior for use for small university classes and receptions, and upgraded the utility infrastructure serving the property.
alm2s led a multi-discipline team to provide archival research, historical landmark nomination, historic structures assessment, site master planning and full Phase 1 architectural and engineering services.