Howell Construction and Perkins+Will recently completed the State of Colorado’s, Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC)| Metropolitan State University Locker Room and Bleacher renovation project located in downtown Denver. The project was built in the occupied PE Building on the AHEC campus.
The 18,000-square-foot locker room renovation was a total gut and re-build. The overall intent of the project was to re-orient the space to provide student locker rooms, visiting team and referee locker rooms, and gender-neutral bathrooms. The project scope included the complete removal of everything, including the floor slab, repouring the new slab, extensive underground, in-wall and overhead plumbing, a new air handling unit set in the penthouse, all new finishes including masonry, drywall, paint, tile and carpet, and all new phenolic lockers.
The existing bleachers in the event center were stripped down to structure. New decking, railings and seating were installed prior to the fall NCAA volleyball season home opener. A new digital scoreboard was also added.
“I’m proud to have been part of a team that brought an old, outdated PE area to life where students can be extra proud participating in their freshly renovated facility,” said Mike Christensen, project manager, Howell Construction.
Photo courtesy of Howell Construction