4Cost: $40,000,000 (construction cost)
4Size: 121,000 gsf; 77,000 nsf; 30,000 nsfl
4Project Team: RFD (laboratory planners), Anderson
Mason Dale Architects (architects)
4Description: The state-of-the-art Aerospace and
Engineering Sciences Building serves as a training ground
for the next generation of professionals in advanced
manufacturing, engineering and industrial design. New
instructional facilities are provided for the Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology departments,
Industrial Design, and Computer Science and Computer
Information Systems. Spaces include hands-on design and
fabrication laboratories, or Makerspace, for a wide range
of materials, such as metals, wood, plastics and fabric.
Engineering spaces include traditional high bay space for
heavy equipment, thermal/heat transfer, materials testing,
controls and electronics labs, as well as an advanced machine shop. The “Advanced Manufacturing Hall” is a place
for industry leaders to partner with and mentor potential candidates in their field, and includes modern CNC
equipment, laser and plasma cutters, as well as robotic
assemblies to demonstrate manufacturing capabilities.
4Completion date: 2017
4Contact: Sean C. Nesbitt, VP Admin and Finance
Office, Metropolitan State University of Denver,
Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colo.
All images: David Lauer Photography Inc.