Red Rocks Community College Recreation Center

Lakewood, Colorado

Red Rocks Community College Recreation Center

Project Description 

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.

Quick Facts


Red Rocks Community College


Davis Partnership Architects

Size (SF)



$11 M

Type of Construction 

Ground Up