Barbara Davis Center of Childhood Diabetes (UCHSC)

Aurora, CO

A quiet reprieve for health campus facility

The Barbara Davis Center, on the Fitzsimons Campus of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, expanded the capabilities of the nationally recognized diabetes facility. As part of a consultant team, Wenk Associates provided landscape and site design services. The siting and massing of the building and the design of the landscape respond sensitively to existing tree locations, view corridors, and adjacent historic structures while providing for full accessibility and ease of visitor use. A garden based on a native plant palette complements outdoor areas for gathering. Informal seating and opportunities for informal play integrate the building and landscape where the “playhouse” opens onto the garden.


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center




AndersonMasonDale Architects
Lead Consultant


American Institute of Architects Denver Chapter, Honor Award for Design, 2005