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Sustainable Projects Roundup

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Here is a sampling of sustainable projects underway or recently completed throughout Colorado and Wyoming.

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Aurora Public Schools: New High School

Aurora, Colo.
$35.9 million
Owner: Aurora Public Schools
Owner’s Rep: RLH Engineering
Architect: RTA Architects/MOA Architecture Joint Venture
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Engineers: Design Concepts, Cator Ruma & Associates, JVA Consulting Engineers, S.A. Miro Inc., William Caruso & Associates, Shen Milsom & Wilke, EMC Engineering Inc., J.A. Cesare
Start: July 2009
Finish: March 2011

This 216,000-sq-ft high school for Aurora Public Schools contains classrooms, two gyms, a state-of-the-art theater, fitness and cardio rooms, a drama classroom, chemistry classrooms, three soccer fields, three baseball fields and a football stadium. It also features a green roof partially covered with vegetation and soil. LEED certification is targeted.

Byron G. Rogers Federal Office Building Modernization

$129 million
Owner: General Services Administration
Architects: Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects, HOK
Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Engineers: The RMH Group Inc., Martin/Martin Inc.
Start: Dec. 2010
Finish: March 2011

Work on the 500,000-sq-ft office building, home to 11 federal agencies, will include complete design and construction for upgrades to the structural elements and all major building systems. LEED-Platinum certification is the goal.

Colorado School of Mines

Residence Hall
$23 million
Owner: Colorado School of Mines
Architect: H+L Architecture
Contractor: Saunders Construction Inc.
Engineers: Martin/Martin Inc., Cator Ruma & Associates
Start: Jan. 2010
Finish: July 2011

This project is located on a constrained site in the heart of the Golden campus. In order to accommodate the incoming freshman class, the project is being built under a fast-track schedule and will be open by fall 2011. Features include: 291 beds, two courtyards, five social lounges, nine study rooms, bike and ski storage/work room, music room, conference rooms, large community kitchen/program center, elevators, security cameras, common-area computers, a piano in living room/lobby, hall director office and ADA suites. This project is seeking LEED-Silver certification.


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