Campus Construction

A Look at Mines’ Evolving Footprint
By Larry Borowsky

Bring your hard hat if you come to campus anytime soon – there is some major construction going on.Counting the two projects under way and two that will shortly begin, Mines is adding about a quarter-million square feet (equivalent to five football fields) of new building space to campus over the next two years, at a cost of $100 million.

About two-thirds of this expenditure supports academic buildings, with the rest going toward residential and student life projects.

“We had a window of opportunity to address some important long-term priorities for campus,” says Kirsten Volpi, senior vice president for finance and administration, referring to the combination of favorable interest rates and generous philanthropic support that has prompted the surge in construction activity.

Construction Projects include:

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