ATLAS associate director Jill Van Matre and BDW executive director David Slayden tour the new BDW building spaces shortly before move-in day in April 2012.
BDW moved into raw, industrial-styled spaces east of Boulder in April after spending its first two years in downtown Boulder. The concrete and brick structure, which features exposed pipes and bright, sunlit spaces, is located in the former Sutherland Lumber Co. at 3390 Valmont Road.
BDW (formerly known as Boulder Digital Works) is a post-digital studio within the ATLAS Institute. It offers multi-disciplinary, project-based graduate programs designed to provide skills needed by employees and entrepreneurs in the digital communication fields. It also offers intensive immersion programs in digital fluency for working professionals and other programs and workshops.
The program started in 2009 as a partnership between the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, CU’s Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, and Toronto-based MDC Partners, which is the parent company of Boulder advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
BDW became a part of ATLAS in January 2010.
More information about BDW and its programs is at http://bdw.colorado.edu.