Action Center Program Services Building



Action Center Program Services Building

Quick Facts


Jeffco Action Center Inc


Ewers Architecture

Size (SF)



$2.1 M

Type of Construction 


Partner, Plan, Build Better.

Located at 8755 West 14th Avenue, in Lakewood, Colorado, the Jeffco Action Center (JAC) currently operates as a nonprofit organization dedicated toward providing an immediate response to basic human needs and promoting self-sufficiency to Jefferson County's people in dire situations. With community involvement, Jeffco Action Center has served over 30,000 people a year through a food bank, clothing bank, medical/utility/rent assistance, tenant/landlord counseling and household items to stabilize the family or individual with the continuum of emergency services to achieve self-sufficiency.

The construction was phased into two separate stages. Phase one was the parking lot demolition and repaving. The second phase was a complete interior remodel of a former post office building, supplemented by two ground up additions.

The building contained a great deal of asbestos that required removal. A reframe of the roof was cost prohibitive, which required us to shore up the existing structure. We were able to arrive at a design that would enable us to maintain the existing roof structure without much effect on the interior layout.

Pinkard spearheaded the drive for donations for the project, eventually gathering over $1 million in "in-kind" donations from design professionals and subcontractors sympathetic to JAC's cause. Pinkard's role as CM/GC was donated.

The new facility houses a medical and dental clinic, a food, and clothing bank, and features a case management service, Santa Shop, Meals on Wheels, and tenant/landlord counseling.