(AURORA, Colo. - April 30, 2012) - Last week in Kittredge, Colorado, the American Institute of Architects Denver Chapter (AIA Denver), Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity, Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) and volunteers from the local subcontracting community gathered to begin construction on a Habitat for Humanity Colorado/Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity construction site.
A&P Raises Over $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity to Support Local Families
Last year, AIA Denver partnered with CAD-1 to administer a design competition for the project. Eleven teams designed homes. Alan Ford Architects submitted the winning design solution. The duplex project will provide homes for two Colorado families and is slated for completion in the fall 2012.
A&P is working alongside Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity assisting with construction management on the project, as well as leading the construction effort. To date, the A&P team has raised more than $100,000 in donations of cash, labor, materials and the generosity of our subcontracting community. Included in this pool of donations are concrete materials, flat work, exterior energy efficient windows, mechanical and electrical subcontractors, solar panels, drywall, lighting and plumbing fixtures as well as trash dumpsters and other site services. These donations have allowed upgrades in the habitat house, including the use of sips exterior panels, and other energy-efficiency upgrades.
In addition to the donations, the subcontractors and A&P staff will donate time and labor on the jobsite to work with the A&P teams of suppliers and subcontractors to build this project in the field alongside the homeowner, AIA and other Habitat volunteers.
AIA Denver will showcase this house at the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver, Colorado.
“A&P is honored to have the chance to give back to the Colorado community. Habitat for Humanity is an organization we believe in and we are proud to be a part of something bigger than ourselves,” said John Herrera, General Superintendent for A&P’s Rocky Mountain Region.
As one of Colorado’s industry-leading builder of environmentally conscious facilities, the leadership of A&P felt the goals for the project were in line with A&P’s culture as a sustainable builder. AIA set several goals for the project, including making sustainable design and building practices available to “the other 90%,” and demonstrate that sustainability is not a luxury.