Lakewood, CO — Pinkard Construction Company celebrated the grand opening of Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)’s new Student Recreation Center.
The 38,000 gsf project, designed by Davis Partnership Architects, includes the construction of a new student recreation center addition to the main building at the Lakewood campus, and 3,000 gsf of renovations in the existing building. The new two-story building features a gym, climbing and bouldering wall, exercise studios, cardio/strength equipment spaces, outdoor fitness deck, meeting rooms, offices and student gathering areas.
The new facility is structural steel and load bearing masonry with glass curtainwall, brick, and translucent panel/plastic resin exterior skin, and will feature a radiant in-floor heating system. The project encompasses the existing Fitness Center, which was transformed into meeting space and a catering kitchen, along with an east entry retrofit. Site work included grading/earthwork, upgrades to the existing athletic field, drainage, utilities, and landscaping, and maintains access and services to the existing buildings.
The project is the result of a planning and feasibility study conducted in 2013 and a vote by the Red Rocks student body. In spring 2014 students voted in favor of a fee increase to support the facility. A planning committee consisting of RRCC student government members and RRCC staff brought the project to fruition. Construction of the $10.2 million facility completed in June.
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