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Denver Zoo Asian Tropics Exhibit
Denver Zoo Asian Tropics Exhibit
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Denver Zoo Asian Tropics Exhibit

$50 million
Owner: City and County of Denver/ Denver Zoological Foundation
Owner’s Rep: Denver Zoological Foundation
Architect: CLR Design Inc.
Contractor: Kiewit Building Group Denver Zoological Foundation Start: Jan. 2010
Finish: Jan. 2012

The project redevelops approximately 10 acres of existing zoo exhibits and service areas on the south side of the zoo. The new exhibit will house Asian elephants, Indian rhinos, Malayan tapirs, clouded leopards, white checked gibbons and several other Asian species. The entire 10-acre project site and structures are expected to achieve LEED Gold, with the potential to achieve Platinum.

Fort Carson Wilderness IBCT

Brigade Battalion Headquarters
Colorado Springs
$27.2 million
Owner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Savannah District
Architect: RSP Architects
Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Engineers: Martin/Martin Inc., Gausman & Moore

Finish: Feb. 2011

This 138,000-sq-ft building will house one large brigade, one medium battalion and five large battalions, plus providing space for administrative and command operations on Wilderness Road. LEED-Silver certification is the goal.

Front Range Community College

Sunlight Peak Science Building
Fort Collins, Colo.
$10.5 million
Owner: Front Range Community College
Architect: FWA Group
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Engineers: Cator Ruma & Associates, Northern Engineering, Larsen Structural Design
Start: Dec. 2009
Finish: Dec. 2010

This two-phase, 40,600-sq-ft project consists of a two-story addition to the Challenger Point Building, plus renovation of existing space within the building on the FRCC Larimer Campus. The addition includes science classrooms and support facilities, and the renovated space provides offices and classrooms. LEED-Gold certification is being targeted.


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