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SMPS: Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center Tour

August 26 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

SMPS Colorado has announced the opening of registration for its August program, a tour of the new Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center. This event will be led by the Southern Colorado (SoCo) Committee in Colorado Springs.

Pikes Peak, also known as America’s Mountain, is one of the world’s most visited mountains and a top tourist attraction in Colorado. In 2015, the City of Colorado Springs embarked on a decades-long vision to design and construct a new Summit Visitor Center to provide an immersive visitor experience while lightly touching its environment. The facility’s careful placement and sensitive design put the focus on the stunning landscape, allowing the boundless sky and views to take center stage.

Tour attendees will hear directly from the owner, the architect of record, design engineers, and the general contractor who brought this complex project to life. Attendees will also get the unique opportunity to tour both the public and back-of-house spaces of the Summit Visitor Center to learn:

 How the systems were designed to meet Living Building Challenge
 The challenges with design and construction at altitude
 How the facility design supports an immersive visitor experience, both inside and out

An informal social and networking event will follow the tour at Red Leg Brewing. This is an optional event and will provide an opportunity to connect with industry leaders from the tour, as well as other SMPS Colorado members. This event is free to attend and will feature a cash bar. Those who wish to attend this event apart from the tour may register separately. Please see additional information and registration links below.

Event Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center Tour Information:

Registration fees:
o SMPS Colorado members: $110
o Non-members: $140
o Transportation to and from the summit, a light breakfast, and a hearty boxed lunch are included with your registration.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m

Additional information:
o Due to the nature of the event, registration is required and strict capacity limits are in place.
o This tour will occur at an extreme altitude. Those with existing cardiac and respiratory conditions and/or who have difficulty communicating their symptoms should proceed with caution or not attend this event.

Optional Networking Event:
 Registration fee: Free to attend
 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
 Location: Red Leg Brewing, 2323 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
 Additional information: A cash bar will be provided. Those who wish to attend this event apart from the tour may register separately.

Venue

Red Leg Brewing, 2323 Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907