Colorado State University

Clark Building set for upgrades

Majority of students take classes here

Feb. 13, 2023

EVEN BUILDINGS NEED makeovers when their style has been virtually unchanged for decades. The Clark Building at CSU – the most heavily used academic building on the Fort Collins campus – is set for an overhaul, likely starting late this year.

The Colorado General Assembly and Gov. Jared Polis approved $38 million for the first phase of renovations and expansion. The university also will seek private donations for the major construction project, which is expected to cost a total of $135 million.

Nearly all CSU students take at least one class in the Clark Building during their time on campus. Built in 1968, it also houses several academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts.

Imagery at top: An archival photograph shows the Clark Building when it was new, while an architect’s rendering offers a preview of its makeover. Photo: CSU Libraries, Archives & Special Collections. Rendering: Hord Coplan Macht