McNeil Hall, Colorado School of Mines

OZ envisioned McNeil Hall as lively hub for activity and learning, where students can meet for classes, collaboration, and discover new creative pursuits. This project also includes the School of Mines’ first campus parking structure, adding 750 spaces to allow more flexible parking options for students and staff. McNeil Hall houses the Engineering, Design & Society Department and is the new home of Cornerstone and Capstone design.

The facility is also LEED Gold Certified and includes several sustainable design elements to reduce its environmental footprint. To balance the flow and aesthetic of the building with sustainable design, OZ incorporated raingardens and other stormwater features that filter out pollutants and increase filtration across the facility. Low flow plumbing fixtures were installed to decrease water use by 40%, and the 75kW solar photovoltaic array provides renewable energy to offset 43% of the total building energy cost. LED lighting, a high-performance building envelope, and the VAV system tied to the campus that provides chilled water and steam have all contributed to a reduced energy output of 44.1% (over an ASHRAE 90.1 2010 baseline).

Located in the western region of campus, the building is designed to reflect the campus architecture in a unified composition that integrates the structure of the building. Classrooms are designed for collaboration, with multiple display screens, walls you can write on, and a modern aesthetic, flexible in both furniture height and location. OZ worked closely with the School of Mines to finalize the site selection for the new parking structure, involving the neighboring community to build consensus around the project. The parking garages includes eight publicly accessible EV charging spaces on the ground floor.

Location

Golden, Colorado

Scale

23,800 sf

Awards

LEED Gold Certified

Practice Areas

Education

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Contact

hello@ozarch.com
303-861-5704

Location

3003 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

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