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 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 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.
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.