First constructed in 1938, Fransen Pittman was chosen to renovate and update the interior facility of Ketchum Hall. The building houses ecology and evolutionary biology, ethnic studies, political science, and sociology classes- making it one of the most utilized buildings on campus.
While Ketchum required modern-day updates, maintaining the historic Tuscan vernacular architecture that characterizes the CU Boulder campus was crucial to project goals. The new layout of Ketchum moved all the classrooms and labs to the first floor, and offices now occupy the remaining three floors.
Ketchum Hall was built with a sustainable design and achieved LEED Gold.