Denver, CO (August 2, 2019) – Five Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) projects received awards for ENR’s 2019 Best Projects competition across a seven-state region that includes Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The University of Northern Colorado Campus Commons project of Greeley, CO won first place in the Cultural/Worship category. Campus Commons is an innovative campus navigation and support center for students, a new gateway facility to welcome visitors and a showcase for the University’s highly regarded music and theater programs. It brings together unique elements that support multiple departments and campus services.
The New Wiggins High School and Middle School project in Wiggins, CO won first place in the K-12 Education category. The 56,450-sf expansion and renovation project was designed and constructed with students’ best interests in mind—from a daily learning environment to campus safety. Updates to the learning environment addressed a growing student population and an expanding faculty/staff.
The Hudson Elementary Addition and Renovation project in Hudson, CO won Merit in the K-12 Education category. A buried gym, unexpected groundwater, an irrigation ditch and 60 semi-loads of dirt and waste couldn’t stop AP from completing the project on time and under budget. The addition consisted of a 2-story, 37,801-sf structural steel and masonry building that includes new classrooms, a media center, STEM lab, music room, art room and administrative spaces.
The Franklin Medical Office Building Elevator Addition project in Denver, CO won Merit in the Small Project (Under $10M) category. Careful scheduling and coordination fulfilled the client’s need for the building to remain open and functioning throughout the entire construction process. Now patients move throughout the facility with ease, most likely never realizing the subtle addition was not a part of the building from the start.
The City of Aurora Central Recreation Center project in Aurora, CO won first place in the Sports/Entertainment category. It had been 40 years since Aurora built a new recreational facility. This two-story, 60,285-sf recreation center showcases unique design features such as an interactive video water slide, a wave pool and a fitness grandstand that is full of possibility for group fitness classes and individual exercise.
“I’m incredibly proud of our team for bringing in these awards year after year,” said Regional President Tom Horsting. “These awards show our commitment to be a successful community builder.”
A panel of 12 judges from all areas of the industry—architects, GCs, green consultants, virtual designers and engineers—selected winners and merit awards from the 156 total entries this year, by far the most in the 19-year history of the awards.