Merle Catherine Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women - Denver, Colo.
The Merle Catherine Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women is a 32,000-square-foot, three-story building, viewed as a signature on the University of Denver campus. It is inspired by Santo Spiritio in Florence, and is adorned with a large, round stained glass window set in limestone, detailed with a spiral derived from the mathematical pattern known as the golden mean.
Classical architectural elements were incorporated with traditional materials such as Indiana limestone, rosy brick, rusticated stone and a copper roof. The interior consists of a greet room, gathering spaces set off by fireplaces, formal spiral staircases, vaulted ceilings, French doors, a women's art gallery, a garden room, advanced technological classrooms and administrative offices.