Action Center Program Services Building
Lakewood, CO, USA
The Action Center Inc
12,600 Sq. Ft.
Office, Public Projects
Located at 8755 West 14th Avenue, in Lakewood, Colorado, the Jeffco Action Center (JAC) currently operates as a nonprofit organization dedicated to 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.