Red Rocks Community College Recreation Center
Red Rocks Community College
Davis Partnership Architects
Type of Construction
Partner, Plan, Build Better.
This 38,000 square foot hard bid project includes the construction of a new student recreation center addition to the main building at Red Rocks' Lakewood campus, and 3,000 sf of renovations in the existing building.
The new two-story building includes a gymnasium, 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 renovation encompasses the existing Fitness Center, which will be 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, while maintaining access and services to the existing buildings.
Pinkard's final bid came in $2 million below Red Rocks' budget.
The project is the result of a planning and feasibility study, and a vote by the Red Rocks student body, which approved a fee increase to support the facility. A planning committee consisting of RRCC student government members and RRCC staff brought the project to fruition.