COORSTEK CENTER FOR APPLIED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
In the latest development of a multigenerational partnership between CoorsTek and the university, the $27 million investment to create the CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering is the largest single private commitment in Mines’ 140-year history. This investment by CoorsTek and the Coors family will help expand the longstanding academic, research and career opportunity partnership.
The CoorsTek Center will support Mines’ College of Applied Science and Engineering and will be the home of the Department of Physics. It will serve as an integral campus landmark located on the site of the former physics building, Meyer Hall, at 15th and Arapahoe streets.
The nearly 100,000-square-foot building will feature forward-thinking design with flexible lab space and technologically advanced classrooms to foster interactive, hands-on learning. It will support the highly collaborative partnerships between the college’s four departments and two interdisciplinary programs including physics, the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, the Materials Science Program, and the Nuclear Science and Engineering Program.
Internationally-renowned architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, in partnership with Denver-based Anderson Mason Dale Architects, has designed the modern, $50 million centralized teaching and research space, slated for opening in the fall of 2017.
"The CoorsTek Center will be a place where innovation develops and grows. A place where, if I have my hopes and dreams fulfilled, science and industry will advance the frontiers of what's possible."
COORSTEK CHAIRMAN JOHN COORS '77