Denver University

Higher education

Denver University

Denver, Colorado

Our scope of work on the University of Denver’s Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science included designing the diamond-like shingles for the dome, standing-seam copper roof panels, and copper diamond and flat-seam wall panels.

Flynn was presented with the challenge of designing the diamond-like shingles for the done, including the complicated task of calculating the shingles to fall within the tolerances left behind by all other trades who had already completed the framing stages. Each row of the diamond-like shingles needed to be carefully calculated in order to maintain the flowing lines and appearance. Flynn overcame the inconsistencies by designing the shingles with an interlocking system in which each shingle could be adjusted in order to maintain the concentric lines which give the done its signature look.

Denver University Dome
Denver University Dome

For our work on this iconic roof, Flynn won the NRCA’s Gold Circle Award for Innovative Solutions: New Construction; and honorable mention for Outstanding Workmanship: Steep Slope.