Campus Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus

Aurora, Colorado


2017 (Phase 1)




30 acres; 1,600 residential units; 118 hotel guestrooms


Scope of Work

Lead Design Architect and Architect of Record, Urban Design, Interior Architecture, Experiential Graphics

Tryba has partnered with Aimco to create a vibrant mixed-use Campus Center at the heart of the world-class Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The Campus Center includes new and redeveloped residential and retail, and The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club—all connected by dynamic public spaces and garden courtyards. 

The Campus Center is part of a larger multi-phase strategic plan Tryba is working on with the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, the City of Aurora and the University of Colorado. The plan for the 125-acre Fitzsimons Innovation Community at the Anschutz Medical Campus unites the city’s diverse edges into an integrated urban neighborhood, complete with a diversity of living options, compelling retail and lifestyle amenities, trail networks, and a regional mobility hub. 

Central Green

Central Green introduces restorative nature to the vibrant and forward-thinking Fitzsimons Innovation Community at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. A significant new addition to the urban network of parks, parkways and boulevards, the space supports opportunities for community connection and collaboration at the world-class research campus.

The Fremont Residences

Named after one of the American West’s great explorers, The Fremont Residences is a 253-unit apartment community both grounded in history and focused on the future.

The Fremont is made up of five distinct districts within the building. Each district presents a unique facade with quality materials and thoughtful detailing, adding to the richness of the street experience. The buildings boast an array of distinctive unit options including two-level townhomes, walk-up row homes and premier residences with a variety of private balcony options.

Open exchange between the buildings is accomplished with shared amenities including covered and secured parking, fitness and gathering spaces, and the luxurious elevated courtyard and pool terrace. As the first in a new phase of residential development on the Campus, combined with the current development of the Benson Hotel and Faculty Club, The Fremont will create a dynamic and active community at the CU Anschutz Innovation Community and serve as a catalyst for future residential and research-focused development.

21 Fitzsimons Redevelopment

Completed in Fall 2017, Tryba’s experiential redesign of the first-floor leasing, retail and amenity spaces at the 21 Fitzsimons apartment community creates a unique sense of place and activation. 

This new community hub reimagines the leasing office as a professionally curated art gallery connected to an engaging new community clubhouse with views of the renovated pool courtyard. 

Meeting spaces and new retail connecting to the gallery ensures a constant hum of activity in the space while serving the surrounding innovation community.

The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club

The Benson Hotel and Faculty Club is the center of hospitality at the nationally recognized Anschutz Medical Campus and is designed to accommodate the needs of the Hospitals and University by offering high quality meeting facilities, full-service lodging and a center of social activity. 

The hotel supports the full spectrum of activities on campus through dedicated spaces for collaboration and innovation, connection and leisure, celebration and recognition—a venue for promoting campus achievements, showcasing and honoring award-winning faculty, and carrying forward a longstanding tradition of excellence in research, education and patient care.

Its location at the epicenter of the world-class health innovation community also offers hotel guests access to a range of neighborhood amenities including the adjacent events lawn, restaurant plaza, on-site market and fitness center.