Denver, CO (August 31, 2022) – This year, AP’s Mountain States region took home two ENR Regional Top Project Awards.
The ENR Mountain States Best Projects is an industry competition which honors the best construction projects across a seven-state region that includes Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. A panel of 15 judges from all areas of the industry selected winners and merit awards from the 93 total entries this year.
AP was honored with 2 awards. Representing our market diversity, awards were won in both the Higher Education/Research and K-12 Education categories.
Winner: Westminster Public Schools Orchard Park Academy
This new 60,000-sf, $25 million K-8 school was constructed adjacent to the school’s existing K-5 Skyline Vista. Once the new building was completed, the old facility was demolished. Because construction was taking place on an occupied campus, the safety of students, faculty and staff was critical and required careful planning by AP’s superintendent. The new building is 2 stories and has capacity for 600 students. Included in the scope was a gymnasium, cafeteria/stage/commons area, kitchen, media center, classrooms and flex rooms for group learning. The project was designed to include as much natural light as possible with clearstories. Once the new school was completed, AP built ballfields and playgrounds in the footprint of the old school.
Winner: Colorado State University Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building
Meeting global challenges of a growing population that seeks food safety, food security and wellness through the sustainable use of natural resources, the revitalization project to Shepardson Hall solved the University’s capacity demands and combined program spaces which were previously scattered across the campus. In addition, it also preserved the historic nature of the 1938-built building.
This design-build project proposed not only a major renovation of the interior space to meet evolving programmatic needs but also two significant additions to allow for growth and provided a signature building for the College of Agricultural Sciences. Complete renovation of the existing building including most of the infrastructure systems occurred and a 15,000-sf addition was added to the south side and a 31,000-sf addition on the north side which is a new signature entry.