Final Phase I Project of the Denver Advantage underway with Leo Block Demolition

After a late start, The Burwell Center for Career Achievement is finally under construction after overcoming several zoning technicalities. The new facility will house Career Services, act as a resource for corporate relations and engagement and provide as a gathering place for alumni and alumni relations. The new facility is being built at the intersection of Asbury Avenue and South Gaylord Street, replacing the former Leo Block Alumni Center.

Burwell Center

Photo: The Burwell Center for Career Achievement will cover 23,000 square feet and meet energy requirements to achieve LEED Platinum designation. In addition to interview spaces and offices, the building will have a guest patio and living room for visitors to the DU campus.

Leo Block 5

Photo: The former Leo Block building occupied prime real estate, across from the Ritchie Center.  

The Dimond Family Residential Village (dorms) and Student Commons (Student Union/Support Services) construction began several months ago while The Burwell Center for Career Achievement faced delays.

Largely modular, the construction of the new facility will be completed relatively quickly with an expected opening the fall of 2020.