Upcoming Projects

classroom building and parking garage II

The Classroom Building and Parking Garage II project strives to alleviate two primary space shortages on campus:  classroom space and parking space.  The building will add four 100-seat classrooms, four 45-seat classrooms, and one 200-seat lecture hall/active learning classroom to the Mines classroom inventory.  These nine classrooms will solve major scheduling issues and provide students with state of the art education spaces.  The fourth floor will contain office space facilitate co-location of interdisciplinary research groups and foster collaboration across departments.  The parking garage will contain over 800 spaces, raising the net campus parking spaces by more than 300 spaces.  

early childhood education center

The Mines Early Childhood Education Center will provide services for all Mines faculty, staff, and students.  The 11,000 square foot center has the capacity for 104 students, from infants to 5-year-olds.   The Center will:

  • Create a safe, secure, and clean environment
  • Provide a sensory learning environment
  • Be a facility that connects to the outdoors and community
  • Offer opportunities for engagement in outdoor environment

the villages at mines park

 When complete in Fall 2025, The Villages at Mines Park will have the look and feel of a modern apartment community.  A quartet of four and five – story wood framed buildings act as the focal point for this parklike village, and will offer more than 650 new units.  A majority of the new units will be 4br/2ba (1,050 s.f.), with the rest either 2br/1ba or studios.  The new buildings are being constructed adjacent to the existing collection of 400 newly renovated two- and three-story garden style apartments.  In total, the development will provide more than 1,000 beds of student housing. The Villages at Mines Park also includes new and renovated amenity space for the community.

Thanks to the new buildings and upgrades, juniors, seniors, and graduate students at Mines will be able to leave class and come home to a cohesive, vibrant community –  a destination for engagement and well-being.  Sustainability is also a key goal for the project – Mines Park Village is being designed to achieve LEED™ Gold certification, with optimal use of photovoltaics to offset electricity usage.

    sophomore housing

    The Sophomore Housing project is the first new construction occurring south of 19th St. on the Mines campus  The development will provide 816 new beds dedicated to sophomore students.  The building consists of four bedroom (single occupancy) and two bedroom (double occupancy) units on six floors, arranged around a central courtyard that overlooks the Fossil Trace Golf Course.  A cafe, fitness center, Amazon Go Market, and several lounge and study spaces round out the community ammenities.

    energy and MINerals research facility

    The EMRF is slated to be the world’s leading destination for geoscience research related to the earth’s subsurface, and will combine MINES’ world-class programs in geoscience and the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) impartial scientific research in a unique opportunity to establish a national center with the best researchers and finest equipment, which will fundamentally transform applied geoscience research.

    Town Hall Presentation