CU Boulder breaks ground on $82.5 million aerospace building

Posted at 12:22 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 14:22:20-04

BOULDER, Colo. – Construction crews have broken ground on a new multi-million-dollar aerospace engineering building at CU Boulder.

The university announced the $82.5 million building earlier this year.

In addition to a 200-seat auditorium, offices and other classroom space, the 144,000-square-foot facility will include an indoor flight environment for testing unmanned craft and it will be built with a roof design that allows for the sight lines needed to track satellites in orbit.

The building will be located along Discovery Drive, between the existing Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics’ Space Science Building on CU Boulder’s East Campus.

The building is expected to open in the summer of 2019.