Colorado School of Mines Student Recreation Center
Location: Golden, Colorado
Architect: Sink Combs Dethlefs
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Services Provided
Programming // Schematic Design // Construction Documents // Design Development // Equipment Specifications
Project Highlights
Competition Gymnasium; Recreation Gymnasium; Fitness Rooms; Climbing Wall; Indoor Pool; Locker Rooms; Offices; Outdoor Recreation Program Headquarters; Multipurpose Meeting Rooms; Casual Lounge Spaces
Project Description
Winner 2009 NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility

Colorado School of Mines, located at the base of the Rocky Mountains is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. The academic challenges are rigorous, with the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest in the U.S.. Mines students work hard in the classroom and now can play hard in their 108,000 square foot Student Recreation Center. The building was sited in a prominent location, along the circulation axis that connects student housing with the central campus. The climbing wall tower faces the main campus and functions to serve as a beacon to the campus and to identify the building’s entry. A large atrium provides daylight to many of the recreation spaces and an open circulation spine creates visual connection to all the activity inside. The Sports Management Group, working with Recreational Sports, developed the operating budget, provided designed consulting and developed the fitness equipment requirements and equipment layout.

Photos generously provided by Sink Combs Dethlefs