Completed Projects


The facility will be a place for “Mines faculty, students, industry partners and alunmi to work together in an inspiring environment to make an impact”.  To fulfill this vision, the Labriola Innovation Hub will:

  • Be a connector, engaging the campus as a whole to enable cross disciplinary intersections as people pursue their passions.
  • Foster an entrepreneurial, solutions-oriented mindset; developing young, visionary leaders who can identify the critical problems facing society, and develop and implement solutions to solve them.
  • Respect the technical heritage of the institution while looking to the future.  It will support both design-build and computational exploration and innovation in an environment that is more than a maker space.
  • Be a showcase for the collaboration and innovation that occurs within it.
  • Engage resources beyond the campus proper, providing a venue for students to receive mentorship from alumni and to engage with industry as they develop their ideas.
  • Be an open environment for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Mines community to create and build with few barriers.



Following on the concepts being taught at McNeil Hall, to product prototyping at the Labriola Innovation Hub, the Beck Venture Center is the next step in bringing ideas to life.  The center will be the first university based incubator in the Denver/Metro area and will provide a place for Mines students to receive mentorships as they build business ventures around their ideas. 

Charles S. McNeil Hall

McNeil Hall is the new home for the undergraduate Cornerstone and Capstone Programs.  The building fronts a new 600 space parking garage, the first on campus, necessitated by changing conditions both on campus and in the city of Golden.  Mines is growing, and the increased campus population will come with an increased demand for parking on campus.  Concurrent with this population growth, the available parking supply is reducing. Historically, some students have parked on city streets or in the 150 space parking lot in downtown Golden. Through the implementation of permit parking in the neighborhood, and the recent change limiting parking duration in the city lots, this available public parking has been eliminated. In addition, there are construction projects planned on campus that will further reduce available parking spaces.

Spruce Hall

The first project to be realized from the master plan is Residence Hall VI, Spruce Hall.  It will be located in the parking lot just south of the Welcome Center.  Early on it became apparent that the program for this project would be much more complex than just beds for 400 freshmen.  Discussions always centered on the values emphasized in the Residence Life Vision.  Though economy and efficiency have been important drivers, the creation of a vibrant live/learn community reflecting the culture of Mines has been a theme that permeates the design of Spruce Hall.

CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering

In September 2014, CoorsTek and the Coors family announced an unprecedented $27 million investment in Colorado School of Mines, funding not only the CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering but also high-tech equipment and a graduate research fellowship program. The new building opened in September 2017 and welcomed its first students in January 2018.

The building is a significant milestone in a multigenerational academic, research and career opportunity partnership between Mines, the Coors family and CoorsTek, the world’s leading engineered ceramics manufacturer, highlighted by the establishment of the CoorsTek Research Fellows Program and a range of high-tech equipment purchases, including one of the most advanced electron microscopes in the United States. CoorsTek’s and the Coors family’s funding, in conjunction with a $14.6 million grant from the state of Colorado, enabled the construction of the 95,000-square-foot CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering, a world-class facility that supports a broad range of academic and research activities on the Mines campus as well as serves as a focal point for the CoorsTek-Mines research partnership.

Marv Kay Stadium

Marv Kay Stadium at Campbell Field and the Harold M. and Patricia M. Korell Athletics Center combine to provide Colorado School of Mines football one of the best and most modern homes in NCAA Division II. Opened in 2015 on the site of historic Campbell Field, the stadium seats more than 4,000 fans and houses locker rooms, a weight room and equipment room, football offices and meeting spaces, as well as a press row.

Starzer Welcome Center

Completed in 2015, the Starzer Welcome Center serves as an introduction to the Mines community for prospective students and parents touring campus for the first time and a welcome back to alumni on a nostalgic visit to the place they once called home.  It is the home to the Admissions office,  the Mines Alumni Association, and the Mines Foundation.  Graduates are always welcome to stop by and learn about their benefits, share what they have been up to since graduation and otherwise stay connected to Mines.

Elm Hall

Elm Hall was completed in 2014 to house 207 freshmen students.  It is also home to Mines Market, featuring seven distinctive stations for a one-stop, all-you-care-to-eat dining experience.   

The building is arranged in neighborhood typologies with community kitchens, laundry rooms, social lounges, study areas, and community bathrooms on each floor.  Student rooms are single, double, or triple occupancy.

Marquez Hall

Marquez Hall was completed in 2012 and was named for Timothy and Bernadette Marquez, generous contributors to Mines. 

The $25 million facility houses the Petroleum Engineering Department and features 60,000 square feet of customizable classrooms and research and teaching laboratories, including a multipurpose visualization classroom to support interdisciplinary collaboration between Petroleum Engineering, Geology and Geophysics departments. Smart classrooms are equipped with wireless networking and interactive audio-visual technology, and informational displays educate campus visitors about the petroleum industry.

Maple Hall

Maple Hall was built in 2011 and provides suite-style housing for 291 freshmen.   The building is features a large Community Kitchen and Program Center, a Living Room Lobby, and several social lounges and study rooms throughout.

Brown Hall Addition

Brown Hall is home to the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences (CECS) which is composed of the Departments of Applied Math & Statistics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering.  This College represents 21% of the Mines student body and 12% of faculty and staff.   Completed in 2011, The Brown Hall Addition solved a growing space problem with the largest segment of the schools population. 

The Brown Hall Addition succeeded in resolving the school’s need for accommodating the largest and fastest growing segment of the Mines community; it has continued the Mines tradition of building contemporary architecture with a beautiful and  refined design;  the design process was truly a collaborative endeavor with students, faculty, and staff; and it set the standard for the Mines pedestrian system.