Denver, CO (July 30, 2020) – This year, AP’s Mountain States region took home six 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 11 judges from all areas of the industry selected winners and merit awards from the 138 total entries this year.
AP was honored with 6 awards – the most awarded GC in the competition. Representing our market diversity, awards were won in multiple categories and our firm dominated the K-12 category
Winner: Englewood Police Headquarters
The new City of Englewood Police Headquarters provides modern and secure facility needs, and is more than double the size of their former facility space. The new facility was built directly next to the original headquarters built in 1972, which was demolished and replaced with secured parking.
The new facility includes a multi-purpose training room that can also function as an emergency operations center; a modern infrastructure to support data, voice and other communications applications; and security systems that improve safety for visitors, police staff and arrested individuals.
Merit: CU Boulder Fleming Tower Renovation & Systems Upgrade
The project includes major renovations throughout portions of the CU Fleming Building. Renovations include new HVAC systems for the tower, new telecom rooms, and new finishes in the offices on floors 2-5. The central portion of the building is being updated with HVAC upgrades in the main mechanical room, a new main telecom room to serve the entire building, and additional upgrades to telecom rooms throughout the remaining portions of the central building.
Winner: Adams 12 STEM Lab School Renovation
This two-year reconstruction of the STEM Lab school involved an occupied renovation of a 46-year-old school building. Phase 1 involved construction and renovation to the school’s east wing and phase 2 focused on the demolition and reconstruction of the school’s west wing. The school remained open during the construction process with students and staff shifting from one side of the school to the other to accommodate the construction phases. The center portion of the building included a new library, science rooms, art rooms, gymnasium, cafeteria and music rooms for shared student use. The project followed the CHPS guidelines and included unique design and sustainability features such as reclaimed bleacher wood from the old school gym.
Merit: Boulder Valley School District Fairview High School Addition and Renovation
This project includes facility upgrades throughout the building, which was originally constructed in 1960. These include exterior building improvements such as repairing and replacing windows and doors, replacing the roof, renovating the restrooms, etc. The HVAC and electrical systems will be upgraded, along with the fire protection systems. The kitchen, cafeteria and auditorium will be remodeled and audio will be enhanced in every classroom. State-of-the art safety and security systems will be installed and the health and physical development program will be improved with a modernized weight room, a new multi-purpose room and a new press box.
Winner: Platte Fifteen
PlatteFifteen is a unique 5-story project using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), a new approach toward sustainable construction. The 150,418-sf building, located in Downtown Denver features highly efficient floor plates, zero lot line construction with 85,000 sf of below grade parking. Amenities and features include 10-ft full height glass, rooftop deck with unobstructed views of downtown and the mountains, usable common areas, outdoor patios, secured lobby, bike storage, commuter locker room, fitness center and underground parking.
Winner: Johnstown Recreation Center
This new community center will be the new home of the Johnstown Community YMCA. The 70,000-sf new community center will include a gymnasium, multi-purpose exercise rooms, multi-purpose meeting rooms, locker rooms, staff offices, and an indoor track on a 10 acre site with surface parking for 200 to 240 cars. The large aquatic center features a lazy river, slide and lap pool. Other features include a multi-purpose field, pre-school, senior center, outdoor splash park, sauna and steam rooms, and a whirlpool.