Colorado School of Mines – Ben H. Parker Student Center

  • Category
    Higher Education
  • Size
    57,250 s.f.
  • Complete
    December 1995
  • Location
    Golden, Colorado

Higher education renovation highlights non-academic student functions

Colorado School of Mines commissioned Davis Partnership Architects to renovate and expand the existing cafeteria and activities spaces of the Ben H. Parker Student Center. This design includes a convenience food outlet, game room, enlarged bookstore, meeting space for student groups, student life administrative offices, a three hundred-seat event complex, and a new entry lobby that links these amenities to the cafeteria. The student center is accessed through a recessed plaza that faces adjoining streets. A private courtyard on the building’s west side offers an alternative entrance. The new space highlights the school’s non-academic student functions through the incorporation of sculpted glass forms and a bright materials palette. New landscaping encourages small gatherings and larger events. The building has become a much-needed focal point for student life on campus. [Read More]

Project Scope

  • Architecture
  • Higher Education
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture

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