GH Phipps Completes Windsor High School Innovation Center
WINDSOR– GH Phipps — one of the largest, most successful construction companies in the Colorado region — has successfully completed the Windsor High School Innovation Center. Serving as the general contractor on the project, GH Phipps worked closely with the school district, school staff and architect DLR Group to deliver the completed facility. In addition to the Innovation Center, renovations and upgrades were also made to the existing school structure. The overall work included 41,000 square feet of new building and the remodel and renovation of 126,000 square feet of space.
“This was a very fulfilling project to work on, and exemplifies our expertise in building educational facilities,” said Piotr Niemkiewicz of GH Phipps. “We were brought on early to assist in the budgeting for the Weld RE-4 School District bond initiative and begin the pre-planning for this particular project ahead of the bond vote. It enabled the entire team to get ahead of the schedule and create a 10-Phase plan to minimize impacts and disruption to the learning environment. With all the inherent challenges of working around a functioning high school, the success of the project is a testament to the vision and resilience of the Weld RE-4 school district and the Windsor community at large. A tremendous thank you is due to the students, parents, teachers, and Windsor community for providing the support for the success of this project.”
The Innovation Center is a two-story addition with Art/Graphics and Fabrication Labs. Work included the demolition of a 28,500 building to make way for the new facility. Additional site work included track resurfacing, bleacher upgrades, new stadium lighting, upgrades of power and campus utilities, complete remodel of the education and administration wing, a new security office, locker room upgrades, updated natatorium, new roofing, new exterior windows, new building automation system, new lighting, PA system and alarms.