Current CU-Boulder Campus Architect
Paul M. Leef, AIA, LEED™AP, AUA
The first LEED™ accredited campus architect for CU-Boulder, Paul assumed responsibilities as campus architect and director of Planning, Design and Construction in November, 2007. He served previously as campus architect at the Colorado School of Mines and staff architect at the University of Virginia, where he lived on the West Range, designed by Thomas Jefferson, in graduate school. He is a member of the AIA, AUA, and SCUP.
Working with a team of highly qualified professionals on staff, Paul promotes sustainable planning and design practices to conserve future resources, while providing stewardship of CU- Boulder's rich architectural heritage and image of excellence. He looks forward to developing a facilities master plan that implements the vision of the Flagship 2030 strategic plan.
Contact Paul Leef by E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Planning Design and Construction is located in the Research Laboratory No. 2 Building (RL-2) on the East Campus of the University of Colorado.
The street address is:
1540 30th Street , 3rd Floor
Boulder, CO 80304
The mailing address is:
453 UCB University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0453
The telephone number is 303-492-5511 and the fax number is 303-492-4082.
Past CU-Boulder Campus Architects
Steven C. Thweatt 2003 – 2007
Steve Thweatt directed CU-Boulder capital construction activities beginning in 1994 as Director of Facilities Design and Construction. By 2000, other areas of responsibility were consolidated and assumed by Steve to form the Office of Planning, Design and Construction. At the start of 2003, the duties of Campus Architect were added. In March 2007, he left his position at CU-Boulder to join administration at Emory University. While at CU-Boulder Steve served a term as national president of the Association of University Architects.
William R. Deno, FAIA 1985 – 2002
Bill Deno held positions in facilities planning and development from 1973 until 1985 and then added the responsibilities of Campus Architect. He was formally given the title in 1991. From 1985 until 2000 he also directed facilities planning and capital development activities. After his retirement, he continued to provide part time assistance and counsel to successor campus architects. He has authored a book, a film, and numerous articles and studies promoting the legacy of the much-admired Boulder campus architecture and grounds. He is a recipient of the Alumni Association “Stearns Award”, 1997 AIA Colorado Architect of the year, and a 1999 induction into the AIA College of Fellows.