(AURORA, Colo.- December 6, 2011) – Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) has received two prestigious awards for its work on Denver’s landmark North High School, located at 2960 Speer Boulevard in Denver. The school was originally built in 1911. The project balanced a state-of-the-art, 21st-century learning environment with the historical aspects of this designated Denver Historic Landmark, which is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Construction Industry Honors A&P’s Historical Renovation of Denver’s North High School
The largely successful renovation and addition to Denver’s North High School was honored as the Best Renovation/Restoration project from ENR Mountain States and with the Excellence in Construction award for historic renovation projects (between $10 million and $100 million) from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Rocky Mountain Chapter. The project is currently nominated for a national award from ABC in the same category.
Project construction began in December 2009 and was complete last July. Work included renovating the 1911 building, constructing a new central utility plant, updating the HVAC system in the 1959 building and completing demolition and renovation of the sports fields, including resurfacing the tennis courts, replacing the running track and installing a new synthetic turf football field, while maintaining the campus’s historical presence.
Safety was of paramount concern as this project was completed while students and staff were on campus. Zero safety incidents were incurred.
“This exciting project was uniquely challenging and required diligent efforts and attention to detail. The Adolfson & Peterson Construction team brought a ‘can-do’ attitude and valuable ideas to make the project a great success,” said George Latuda, director of bond construction for Denver Public Schools.