The Behavioral Sciences Building hosts 3 classrooms that are thematically representative of different habitats in Colorado. The “high plains” is represented by an actual windmill (circa 1930s) mounted on the wall. “Mesa Verde” is represented with a stone wall sculpture with copies of the petroglyphs seen at Mesa Verde. “Timberline” is represented with a decorative wall sculpture using beetle kill pine. All three themed classrooms also feature a literary excerpt on the wall that relates to the theme of the room. The “high plains” room features a 3D projection system.
Five group study rooms are also thematically designed, with a large-format abstracted wall mural portrait of a modern-day iconic figure filling one wall of the room and extending onto the tables. A text line runs along the wall of the room that speaks to ideals and values. A coffee and snack bar, lounge area, and numerous casual group study areas are available on the first floor.
There is a 275-seat lecture hall/theater, with full cinema quality surround sound, projection equipment, and screen.
The building’s entry is through a courtyard area that ties to the Academic Spine and faces out to the sculpture at Newton’s Corner, with an expanded plaza and a water wall feature.
Artwork is featured throughout the first floor in a permanent collection of Colorado artists. There will also be a rotating student collection in the Agora Gallery.