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COLORADO REAL ESTATE JOURNAL
— August 19-September 1, 2015
Construction, Design & Engineering News
GH Phipps Construction Cos.
was selected by Colorado Col-
lege to renovate and expand Tutt
Library – part of the college’s
commitment to 100 percent car-
bon neutrality by 2020.
The modernization of the
building is designed to not only
adjust the library to the school’s
“Block Plan,” an academic
schedule that allows students
to plunge into a different subject
every 3 ½ weeks rather than
balancing several throughout a
semester, but also add sustain-
able features to the building.
The estimated $30 million
project will include adding
39,000 square feet to the library
and demolition of the 1980 Tutt
South addition. A 9,700-sf fourth
level also will be added to the
original library, which was con-
structed in 1962 and designed
by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
of Chicago. The 63,000-sf reno-
vated library will house a new
Center for Immersive Learning
and Engaged Teaching.
The project will involve the
temporary relocation of the
current library, abatement and
inclusion of a geothermal sys-
temwithin the new landscaping.
Pfeiffer Partners Architects
of Los Angeles is the architect
on the project and is working
with consultants MASS Design
Group of Boston.
Work is expected to start in
May with completion in August
2017.
Colorado College is located at
14 E. Cache La Poudre St. in
Colorado Springs.
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Pfeiffer Partners
The estimated $30 million project will add 39,000 square feet to the library on Colorado College’s campus.
Taylor Kohrs recently com-
pleted renovations at Colo-
rado Athletic Club Flatirons.
The firm renovated the
facility over an eight-month
period, which required sig-
nificant phasing to ensure
the guest experience was not
disrupted.
A new mezzanine was
built to house a group fitness
room, yoga studio, private
yoga and Pilates rooms, chi-
ropractic services and mas-
sage services to the facility
at 505 Thunderbird Drive in
Boulder. Access to the sec-
ond floor required the addi-
tion of a hydraulic elevator
and staircase.
Additionally, locker rooms
were expanded to include
a steam room, hot tub and
sauna while a new café and
seating area were added to
give guests a place to hang
out and eat.
Renovations also included
striping and resurfacing the
basketball court, racquetball
and squash court.
The property is locat-
ed in a flood zone, which
required addressing drain-
age improvements, as well
as a flood protection system
was installed on the exterior
walls and a floodgate at the
club entrance.
Taylor Kohrs collabo-
rated on the project with
owner The Wellbridge Co.
and architecture firm Nama
Partners.
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Work at the Colorado Athletic Club Flatirons included addressing
drainage improvements, construction of a new mezzanine and
expanded locker rooms.
Adolfson & Peterson Construc-
tion has broken ground on Block
32.
The project in Old Town Fort
Collins represents the beginning
of the city of Fort Collins’ plan to
redevelop its municipal services
complex and create a more wel-
coming civic center.
The firm’s work on the ini-
tial phase includes the erection
of a three-story, 37,500-square-
foot city of Fort Collins Utilities
Administration Building.
The new municipal office
building was designed by RNL
Design to be one of the most
MW Golden Constructors
recently completed the city and
county of Denver’s new fire
training simulator.
The six-story steel tower was
constructed alongside an exist-
ing five-story training tower.
The two towers are connected
at the third and fifth levels with
slip connections, which allow
the two buildings to move inde-
pendently, accommodating for
such forces as wind.
The new enclosed tower
includes training features such
as a burn room, a residential
training room and an industrial
training room. The residential
and industrial training rooms
Groundbreaking on Block 32 represents the start of the city of Fort
Collin’s plan to redevelop its municipal services complex and create a
more welcoming civic center.
The new enclosed tower includes training features such as a burn room,
a residential training room and an industrial training room.
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