First constructed in 1938, Fransen Pittman was chosen for this project to renovate and update the interior facility while maintaining the ‘Tuscan Vernacular’ style of architecture that characterizes the CU Boulder campus. Maintaining the aesthetic of the original architecture was crucial to the project goals. The new layout of Ketchum moved all the classrooms and labs on the first floor, and moved the offices to the remaining three floors. Ketchum Hall houses ecology and evolutionary biology, ethnic studies, political science and sociology.
Ketchum Hall was built with a sustainable design and has achieved LEED Gold.