Block 32 Utilities Admin Building

Lead Certified

Located in Old Town Fort Collins, this is the first building in the state of Colorado, the third in the U.S., and the fourth in the world to be LEED Platinum Certified for new construction under the new U.S. Green Building Council LEED v4 standards. Designed to house the administrative functions of Fort Collins Utilities, it is the first phase of the City of Fort Collins’ plan to redevelop their municipal services complex and create a more welcoming civic center. This new three-story, 37,500-sf municipal office building was designed to be one of the most energy efficient buildings in the state and incorporates sustainable features, such as photovoltaic panels, a prefabricated insulated panel envelope and windows and a perennial outdoor living wall and a rain garden.

City of Fort Collins

Municipal, Office

RNL Design

Fort Collins, CO

37,500 sf

Greener Tomorrow/LEED Platinum Project Award – ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter

Merit Award – Excellence In Construction – ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter

Best Green Project – ENR Mountain States

Best Building Project $10M-$40M – ACE Award for Construction Excellence – AGC

LEED Platinum Certified

Butterfly Building Cafe

Prior to construction, the team carefully moved a landmark, historic Butterfly Building – part of the Poudre Valley Creamery facilities that used to occupy the site –100 feet to the east to make room for the new construction. This required careful coordination to lift the building onto steel beams and carefully slide the building foot by foot to its new foundation. The process took two full days and the building was repurposed into a small café, completed by AP.

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