DENVER – Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) — a family-owned company that is consistently ranked among the top construction managers and general contractors in the nation — recently received four ENR’s 2018 Best Projects awards. Three of the four projects are located in Colorado.
A panel of nine judges from various industries selected winners and merit awards from the 124 total entries this year. The winning projects are:
The Denver Public Schools Far Northeast Campus project won the K-12 Education category. This fast-track, 126,000-square-foot school includes music and art classrooms, science labs, a gymnasium and a kitchen and cafeteria. The two-story PK-8 building supports learning from early childhood development through 8th grade for up to 950 students and provides a single location for education to parents with multiple kids.
The University of Colorado Boulder Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building E-Wing project won Merit in the Higher Education/Research category. This project includes a 57,374-square-foot addition and renovation to the existing building on the East Campus of CU Boulder. The new three-level addition with a fourth-level mechanical room offers state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories and classrooms to support current and new interdisciplinary programs for the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Biochemistry Division of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.
The Carla Madison Recreation Center project won a Merit Award in the Sports/Entertainment category. This is Denver’s largest community recreation facility and the crown jewel of the city’s community recreation program. With a unique design set as a four-story structure, it offers an eight-lane pool, a leisure pool for families, a large cardio-weight room, full-size basketball court and diverse programming that promote healthy and active lifestyles.
AP Wyoming’s Natrona County High School Historic Renovations in Casper, WY, received a Merit Award in the Renovation/Restoration category. This extensive multi-year renovation was a phased project that worked around an occupied high school campus. It was a historic renovation to the original 1924 high school attended by former Vice President Dick Cheney. The 115,000-sf historic portion of the building was renovated to include an updated theater, classrooms and administrative spaces. The exterior brick and terra cotta was restored, and exterior windows were replaced and restored to their original intent.
“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.”