CSU Spur Campus – Vida – Denver, CO

Placekeeping, Programming & Public Engagement, and Design

The first urban campus for Colorado State University

“The first of three buildings to be delivered, Vida, meaning life, focuses on engaging K-12 students, families, and visitors through real-life experiences. To live is to be connected—to people, to community, to animals. The Vida building embodies this connectivity between human and animal life, as well as the connectivity of the Spur campus to the diverse cultures and Latinx ties within the surrounding neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea.” – CSU Spur

  • 114,000 square feet
  • Completed January 2022


Tribe’s role and responsibilities include integration with the CSU team for our areas of expertise in design, development oversight and direction, placekeeping, art integration, architectural oversight, programming, strategic planning and public engagement.

Art & Exhibits Gallery



Vital Rhythms by Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee / Animals at Play by Pricilla De Carvalho / Interactive Kitten Sculpture

Say Hello to Vida’s Digital Dog, Cat, and Horse / Virtual Reality Experience / Leave Your Mark at Spur Word Association

Public Engagement Gallery

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