Collegiate Gothic

The Collegiate Gothic style as seen at Denver University.

The Collegiate Gothic style as seen at Denver University.

Collegiate Gothic is most evident on large institutional and educational buildings around Colorado.  It combines elements of the Gothic Revival style with the Jacobean/Elizabethan Style.  It is characterized by monumental proportions, battlement towers, tall central tower, arched entrances, and abundant multi-light window openings.

The Holy Cross Abbey, Cañon City, is an example of the Collegiate Gothic style.

The Holy Cross Abbey, Cañon City, is an example of the Collegiate Gothic style.

Common elements:

  1. tall central tower
  2. battlement tower
  3. arched entrance