CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado

CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines, US Education Architecture, Architect

CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines

New Building in USA – design by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson & Anderson Mason Dale Architects

Feb 4, 2019

CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines

Location: Colorado, USACoorsTek Center

Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in association with Anderson Mason Dale Architects

CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines

Photos below by Nic Lehoux

BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON COMPLETES COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, COORSTEK CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado – The new CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines – an education and research facility dedicated to connecting students, faculty, researchers, and industry professionals – designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in association with Anderson Mason Dale Architects is now complete.

CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson & Anderson Mason Dale Architects

Located in Golden, Colorado, in the heart of campus, the four-story building is a significant milestone in a multigenerational partnership between Mines, the Coors family, and CoorsTek, a leader in technical ceramics manufacturing.

CoorsTek Center Colorado School of Mines

The new Center supports a broad range of academic and research activities and is home to the College of Applied Science and Engineering (CASE) and Department of Physics.

Colorado School of Mines building design by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson & Anderson Mason Dale Architects

The design facilitates collaborative partnerships among the college’s three other departments and two interdisciplinary programs: the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, the Materials Science Program, and the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program.

CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines

The building’s design employs massing and materiality to connect to the site’s historic context and the omnipresent Front Range landscape.

New Building in Colorado, USA

Its metal and glass facade is vertically punctuated by service cores clad in dark masonry, which help to anchor the building’s entrances.

New Building in Colorado CoorsTek Center at the Colorado School of Mines

Photos below by Ron Pollard

CoorsTek Center Colorado School of Mines building USA

CoorsTek Center Colorado School of Mines building USA by by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson & Anderson Mason Dale Architects

Floating horizontal masonry panels made of the signature pale brick used extensively throughout campus add visual interest and introduce a forward-looking aesthetic utilizing the historical palette.

US building design by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson & Anderson Mason Dale Architects

The northwest exterior, which fronts the popular campus green, Kafadar Commons, consists of full-height glazing at Level 1, and vertical glass panels and metal fins at Levels 2 and 3 that float above and modulate as influenced by the building’s interior program.

New Building in Colorado

While the Center is designed to accommodate CASE, the larger campus need for general classroom space provided an opportunity to draw students and faculty of all disciplines through the building. Media-intensive ‘Active Learning’ rooms are flexible and can be rearranged for group work and discussions as curriculum dictates.

CoorsTek Center Colorado School of Mines building USA

Outside the classrooms on Level 1, a lively promenade with panoramic visual connections to the campus green incorporates seating and collaborative work areas of varied types and scales, offering opportunities for both planned and chance encounters. These spaces emulate tech workplaces to create an open, dynamic environment that will prepare students for post-college work life.

CoorsTek Center Colorado School of Mines building USA

The Center’s complex programmatic requirements, contrasted by the general classroom spaces on the main level, define the building’s organizational logic. While Level 1 is made available to the entire campus, Levels 2 and 3 contain dedicated teaching and research laboratories, and faculty and graduate student offices. Additional lab spaces with specific lighting, sound, or vibration requirements are tucked below grade.

New Colorado building USA

Made possible with a $27 million gift from CoorsTek and the Coors family, the CoorsTek Center is a world-class facility that celebrates Mines’ institutional needs and vibrant campus setting and will serve as a focal point for the CoorsTek-Mines research partnership for years to come.

CoorsTek Center Colorado School of Mines building USA

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