The Office of the State Architect (OSA) is statutorily responsible for the administration of state funded planning, construction, energy conservation and real estate transactions at state agencies and institutions of higher education. Additional responsibilities include: establishing policies and procedures, providing technical support and training, recommending the annual controlled maintenance statewide budget and state agency capital construction budget requests to the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting and the Capital Development Committee of the general assembly.

The office is comprised of four programs as follows:

(Applicable to state agencies only)
Facilities planning process including: reviewing and approving Operational Master Plans, Facilities Master Plans, Facility Program Plans and administration of the Statewide Planning Fund.

(Applicable to state agencies and institutions of higher education)
Design and construction process including: solicitation, contracting, project management, code compliance, project tracking and close-out, and administration of the Controlled Maintenance Emergency Fund.

(Applicable to state agencies and institutions of higher education)
Energy conservation process including: establishing High Performance Building Certification and Energy Performance Contracting.

(Applicable to state agencies and institutions of higher education)
Real estate transaction process including: centralized leasing, executing leases and negotiating easements and rights-of-way, and reviewing and approving acquisitions and utilization of real property.


January 23, 2015
Jan. 23, 2015 - A year-long study of the buildings and grounds owned and managed by the State of Colorado in the State Capitol area and its resulting recommendations have been released by the Office of the State Architect. Authorized by Senate Bill 13-263 (C.R.S.


Q: What building codes have been adopted by the Office of the State Architect?



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