The Hellems Arts & Sciences and Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre renovation project includes $35.8M in state capital construction funds to support capital renewal and $53.7M in cash spending authority to support needed programmatic improvements into one $89.5M project. This project consists of a comprehensive renovation of the building.
Goals include creating inspirational teaching spaces, a reimagined home for the Departments of English, Philosophy, History and Linguistics, as well as the ALTEC program. The design envisions new, "sticky spaces" where people are inclined to linger and collaborate. The project will also refresh the Mary Rippon Theater, home of the world-famous Colorado Shakespeare Festival.