Denver, CO (November 20, 2014) – The design-build team of Nunn Construction/SLATERPAULL|HCM announce today that they were selected for the Occhiato University Center addition and renovation project on the campus of Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo).

The anticipated $25 million, 166,000-square-foot student center renovation and addition will be designed by Denver-based SLATERPAULL | Hord Coplan Macht and built by Nunn Construction of Colorado Springs. The student center, which includes a complete renovation of the existing 86,000-square-foot space with a 60,000-square-foot addition, is expected to be completed in 2017.

“We look forward to partnering with CSU-Pueblo on another campus project and designing a forward-thinking facility that will meet the needs of the students, faculty and community,” says Jennifer Cordes, principal, SLATERPAULL | Hord Coplan Macht.

The new student center is slated to include new residential dining venues for up to 2,000 on-campus students, a full service/banquet kitchen facility to support community and campus events, retail dining space, student lounges, an 11,000-square-foot ballroom, a 200-seat theater space, and a variety of office and student office facilities.

“Our goal is to transform the Occhiato University Center into the primary gathering place on campus that draws students and community members to CSU-Pueblo. With our proven team, I know we will make this goal a reality,” says Tyson Nunn, president, Nunn Construction.

About SLATERPAULL | Hord Coplan Macht

SLATERPAULL | Hord Coplan Macht is a full service architecture firm with offices in Denver, Baltimore and Alexandria. Their services include: landscape architecture, planning, architecture and interior design.  The firm specializes in education environments, healthcare, multifamily and mixed use projects as well as historic preservation. The firm’s roots stem from SLATERPAULL’s 40+ year architecture practice dedicated to creating community-enhancing environments that reflect the firm’s commitment to ‘Design for a Sustainable Future.’ For more information, visit

About Nunn Construction

Nunn Construction is a commercial general contractor that specializes in educational facilities, office buildings, and medical facilities. Nunn is a Colorado based, family owned company that has been in business since 1983. As a mid-sized company with a focused work program, Nunn has the capabilities to build large complex projects and we focus our resources on select buildings instead of large volumes of work. This makes Nunn unique in that we allocate more corporate resources on our projects and give our managers the time and resources to provide unequaled service that results in higher quality buildings, tight cost controls and meeting all schedule requirements. For more information, visit