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  • Colorado School of Mines – Student Recreation Center

Colorado School of Mines – Student Recreation Center

Golden, CO

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Experiencing a tremendous growth in student enrollment, the Colorado School of Mines' mission is: to maintain the highest academic standards and keep pace with facility and programming needs to promote good health, wellness, personal development, and Ore Digger student-athlete challenges.

The school commissioned Counsilman-Hunsaker in association with Sink Combs Dethlefs to design a state-of-the-art natatorium for the school's new three-level 108,000 sq. ft. Student Recreation Center.

The aquatic center's main goal was designed to capture both competition and recreation programming activities.
Components of the natatorium include:

  • 25-yard pool with eight lap lanes
  • 1 and 3-meter springboard diving boards
  • 14 person whirlpool spa in the shape of the Mines spherical tetrahedron

Other programming spaces include an elevated running track; competition gymnasium with seating for 2,500 spectators; multi-purpose gymnasium; climbing wall; fitness center; student and team locker rooms; juice bar; student lounges; multi-purpose rooms; and administrative offices.

Design Awards and Publications:

  • 2009 - 'Architectural Showcase' - Athletic Business magazine
  • 2009 - 'Outstanding Sports Facilities' Award - National Intramural Recreational - Sports Association (NIRSA)
  • 2008 - 'Innovative Architecture & Design' Award Recreation Management magazine
  • 2007 - 'Gold Hard Hat' Award - Colorado Construction magazine

Outstanding Sports Facilities Award

NIRSA

2009

Recreation Management Innovative Architecture & Design Award

2008

Colorado Construction Gold Hard Hat Award

2007

Pool Type

Indoor 25 Yard

Project Type

University Athletics

Project Service

Design Services

Operations Services

Status

Completed 2007

Architect

Sink Combs Dethlefs

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