Chemistry and applied mathematics facility

CU Boulder is in the planning phase of a project to construct a new academic facility aimed at advancing research and educational opportunities in chemistry and applied mathematics on the southeast side of the Business School Field along Regent Drive on Main Campus. The facility will host modern research laboratories for chemistry, applied mathematics and specialized quantum research, supporting research missions in analytical spectroscopy, environmental chemistry and computational mathematics.

Anticipated Construction Start: October 2024
Anticipated Occupancy: October 2026
Construction Cost: $127 million
Total Project Cost: $175.43 million
Gross square footage: 79,200 ASF / 140,000 GSF

Residence One

Residence One will be the first new, modern housing building to open in the area, North Boulder Creek (NBC). It will house up to 350 upper-division or graduate students in on-campus apartment-style housing. It will provide neighborhood amenities such as a café, mail store, and a variety of study space that will serve the students within the surrounding NBC community.

Anticipated Construction Start: April 2024
Anticipated Occupancy: August 2026
Budget: $124.4 million
Gross square footage: 129,000 GSF

Residence Two

Residence Two will be the second new, modern housing building to open in the NBC area.  It will house approximately 350 upper-division or graduate students in on-campus apartment-style housing.  It will provide amenities that will benefit the greater neighborhood population, including a food market, graduate family housing office, and study spaces for students..

Anticipated Construction Start: 2025
Anticipated Construction Finish: August 2027
Budget: $116 million
Construction Budget: $87 million
Gross square footage: 176,000 GSF

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West District Energy Plant (WDEP)

This heavily used auxiliary facility, which provides heat and cooling to most of the main campus, is being upgraded to extend its life and improve its efficiency. The improvements, which call for replacing a pair of combustion turbines, installing nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction equipment and retiring one of the plant’s boilers, will reduce the plant’s NOx emissions by over 50% and carbon emissions by 5%, extending the usable life of the plant while campus works toward transitioning to a carbon-neutral future.

Anticipated Construction Start: January 2024
Anticipated Construction Finish: June 2025
Budget: $43.1 Million