Colorado School of Mines, Marquez Hall
Marquez Hall, a state-of-the-art $25 million facility for pioneering teaching, research, and service, promises to further Colorado School of Mines’ position as a global leader with a unique breadth of industry expertise. With the construction of this cutting-edge building, Mines’ Department of Petroleum Engineering will push the forefront of new technology and remain at the top of its class in recruiting and training new petroleum engineers.
Marquez Hall is also a model of efficiency, attaining a LEED Silver certification. Typically, laboratories waste massive amounts of energy in air handling. However, the designers engineered ventilation with heat recovery coils to return heat from outflowing air in the winter. Air changeover is raised and lowered by a smart system that senses contaminants — if a chemical is spilled in a lab the building automatically starts replacing the air in the room.
Selux MLED was chosen for this project for its sleek profile and energy efficiency.
architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Anderson Mason Dale Architects
design Shaffer Baucom Engineering
photographer Nic Lehoux