Colorado Mesa University

Engineering Building & McConnelL Science Center

The Engineering project consists of a new ground up building that integrates the CMU Engineering Departments and the John McConnell Math and Science Center (MSC) into a single facility that serves both the University and the Grand Junction community at large. The academic portion of the building includes undergraduate engineering labs, maker spaces, project labs, classrooms, and office spaces for the Mechanical and Civil Engineering departments.

The building is located on University property and anchors the west end of the future extension of the University’s main east-west campus mall. As the first new building at the western edge of the campus, its iconic design sets the standard for further adjacent development. This conceptual campus design illustrates the function and amenities that together create a snapshot, or a "road map", for westward campus development.

The project incorporates sustainable construction techniques and seeks a Three Green Globes Certification by utilizing sustainable materials, optimization of energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems, natural daylighting, and connect to the campus geo-exchange system.

Designed in collaboration with HOK Architects.



Location: Grand Junction, CO

Role: Architect of Record

Square Footage - New: 68,700 SF

Cost: $25.5 Million