GE Johnson Awarded ENR Regional Best Projects in K-12 & Sports/Entertainment
Denver, CO – GE Johnson was honored as the winner of the K-12 Education category for Northfield High School at Paul Sandoval Campus and the Sports/Entertainment category for the Kansas State University Vanier Family Football Complex at today’s breakfast awards ceremony for the ENR Regional Best Projects Awards in Golden, Colorado.
Northfield High School at Paul Sandoval Campus, Denver, Colorado, is the first high school built for Denver Public Schools in 30 years. It breaks tradition by grouping buildings into a campus configuration, similar to a college. Designed by LOA Architecture and built by GE Johnson Construction Company, the project included: a two-story, 85,000-square-foot academic building; a 38,000-square-foot gymnasium; and a sports complex with softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, a track and a multi-sport turf field.
The Kansas State University Vanier Family Football Complex – built by Mortenson Construction/GE Johnson, a joint venture, in Manhattan, Kansas – is a $65 million facility which includes a football-shaped locker room, theater-style team room, meeting rooms, and office areas and is the third phase of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium master plan. Complementing the iconic architecture of K-State’s historic limestone buildings, the facility offers the Wildcat football operations access to world-class resources, equipment and facilities while creating a more cohesive venue for athletes to train, study and compete.
“It is great to have the opportunity for our project teams to celebrate the success of their projects along with other teams that are recognized as best-in-class for the industry,” said Jim Johnson, CEO of GE Johnson Holding Company.
The ENR Regional Best Projects Awards, which are in their 16th year, are a series of special events to celebrate and honor the building teams that created the best projects of 2016. An independent jury of 12 industry leaders in design and construction, including architects, general contractors, green consultants, virtual designers and engineers from each of ENR’s 10 regional editions judged nearly 100 project entries using criteria including innovation, quality and teamwork. The awarded projects for the Colorado/Wyoming & Plains States region includes competition among projects in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
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