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Milestone: Final Beams Go Atop Anschutz Health Sciences Building

Chancellor Elliman: ‘This building is going to be the manifestation of the vision we have for the future of this campus’

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Written by Staff on August 21, 2020

Campus and The Anschutz Foundation leaders on Aug. 20 signed the final beams that topped off the seven-story Anschutz Health Sciences Building. In a message of thanks to the project workers, CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman said, “This building is going to be the manifestation of the vision that we have for the future of this campus.”


The spacious atrium takes shape within the Anschutz Health Sciences Building.

The 390,000-square-foot building, being constructed immediately west of Research 2, will be a hub of cross-collaboration between disciplines – combining our resources in mental health, clinical translational science and personalized medicine.

Completion is expected in mid-2021.


Decked in hardhats and facemasks, members of the campus leadership team tour the building

Aug. 20. Pictured from left are: CU Anschutz Chancellor Don Elliman; Dan Loosbrock, vice president of CAA ICON,

a project management company; John J. Reilly Jr., MD, dean of the CU School of Medicine and vice chancellor for 

health affairs; Ted Harms, executive director of The Anschutz Foundation; and Terri C. Carrothers,

executive vice chancellor for administration and finance and chief financial officer.

In a video from the building’s groundbreaking ceremony in January 2019, Elliman said, “We look at this building as being a hugely integral part of the future of the innovative ecosystem on this campus.”

At the topping-off event, key players on the project – trade groups, contractor leadership, project managers, university leadership and the design team – took socially distanced tours through the building decked in hardhats and facemasks.

Joining the campus leadership group was Ted Harms, executive director of The Anschutz Foundation. The foundation in August 2018 made an unprecedented financial commitment of $120 million to accelerate the campus’s growth and development.