Colorado School of Mines | Center for Technology and Learning Media

  • $8.5M
  • 39,000 SF
  • 2001


  • 2002 Colorado Renewable Energy Society Award
  • 2002 Honorable Mention Award
  • Education Design Showcase
  • School of Planning and Management

The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, CO has a unique mission in the state: To provide top quality education in their fields of specialty – energy, mining and minerals science and engineering. In order to further that mission the School identified the goal of building the Center for Technology and Learning Media. Growth in enrollment and the increasing use of technologically rich educational techniques at CSM generated the need on campus for classroom, studio lab and lecture spaces that are equipped for educational technology.

The new building provides spaces and technologies that complement the School’s current educational methodologies and anticipate future changes. Flexibility is a key strategy in allowing for unknown future directions.

In keeping with the School’s ethic of responsible use of the earth’s resources, the CTLM building is energy efficient and strives toward environmental sustainability.

A public program component of lobby and informal breakout spaces knit the building into the campus both spatially and socially, engaging the outdoor lawn spaces and embracing the afforded natural light.

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About AMD

We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award “a distinguished body of work” and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site’s unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

AMD Staff
  • Paul S. Haack, AIA
  • Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
  • David C. Pfeifer, AIA
  • Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
  • John D. Graham, AIA
  • Ronald L. Mason, FAIA
  • John D. Anderson, FAIA
  • Curt F. Dale, FAIA
  • Cathy Bellem, AIA
  • Ben Blanchard, AIA
  • John Everin, AIA
  • Erin Hillhouse, AIA
  • David E. Houston, AIA
  • Suzanne Dupée Minear, AIA
  • Kristin O’Connell, Assoc AIA
  • Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
  • James R. Taylor, AIA
  • Dan Bishop, AIA
  • Stephan Hall, AIA
  • Peter Koehler, AIA
  • Ryan Lutz, AIA
  • Jenna Michieli, AIA
  • Michael Stesney, AIA
  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
  • Julie Zurakowski, AIA