GOLDEN, Colo., April 28, 2016 — Officials from CoorsTek, the Coors family, and Colorado School of Mines will break ground on the new CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering, an interdisciplinary academic and research facility, at 9 a.m. on May 2.
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.
In 2014, CoorsTek and the Coors family announced a $27 million commitment to fund a research partnership and the construction of this new, modern facility. The investment is a significant milestone in the multigenerational partnership between CoorsTek and Mines.
“Our investment in Mines is not only an investment in the future of our company and a great university ─ it is an investment in solving global challenges,” said John Coors, Chairman of CoorsTek. “The CoorsTek Center will soon rise as a new center of learning and collaboration that will connect students, researchers, faculty, and industry to impact the world in ways we cannot even imagine today.”
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.
About CoorsTek and Mines
CoorsTek makes the world measurably better as the partner of choice for technology and manufacturing companies worldwide whose success requires the unique, high-performance properties of products manufactured from engineered ceramics and advanced materials. CoorsTek products and components touch people’s lives through amazing solutions to global challenges in energy, transportation, information technology, health care, and defense, among others. For more information about CoorsTek, including product information, its history since 1910, and locations throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, visit coorstek.com. Colorado School of Mines is a small, focused and collaborative public research university with a global reach, engaging innovative thinkers who are working to solve the world's most pressing challenges. Mines has an international reputation for excellence in engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the earth’s resources.