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After construction, OUC operation to be more sustainable

The Occhiato University Center will be more energy efficient after its renovation is complete. | Photo courtesy of Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Occhiato University Center will be 17.8 percent less expensive to operate per square foot after renovation of the building is complete. The building will also  be more efficient to operate. In the past year, several construction projects have become incorporated into the atmosphere at CSU-Pueblo. The most recent project is the addition to and renovation of the OUC, which is located on the north side of campus. The...

CSU-Pueblo breaks ground at OUC for renovations

The Occhiato University Center | Photo courtesy of Administrators at Colorado State University-Pueblo broke ground at the Occhiato University Center Oct. 7 for renovations of the 41-year-old building. Students, faculty, alumni and others who will be impacted by the renovation gathered at the OUC, just outside by the doors of the existing ballroom. President Lesley Di Mare led the group to break ground, using a golden shovel. After a few introductions, details about the process were announced to the crowd. “When we saw the design electronically, only then did we...

OUC renovations slated to begin next year

The OUC is due for major renovations. Dated structures in the OUC Walking into CSU-Pueblo’s Occhiato University Center is like entering a time machine and being swept back to the days of disco, turtle necked shirts and bell-bottom trousers. Built in 1974, the OUC began as a modern, cutting-edge facility that served students at Southern Colorado State College. Just one year later, SCSC earned university status, becoming the University of Southern Colorado and finally, Colorado State University-Pueblo. The building has been the cornerstone of the evolving campus for four decades,...