The CAVEA was designed in conjunction with the construction of MSU Denver's Student Success Building which opened in 2013. The center was envisioned as a community resource to facilitate collaborative, complex decision-making. The space is flexible and adaptable to serve a variety of types of inquiries, events, and purposes. Immersive projection capabilities enable stories and information to be explored in a variety of engaging ways. A variety of visualization tools are available to help deepen shared understanding in multi-stakeholder, data-rich, or experiential problem-solving and learning experiences.