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Pinkard Construction is MOA Architecture's Contractor of the Year.

DENVER – Construction manager Pinkard Construction was honored on Tuesday as MOA ARCHITECTURE’s Dimensions Award Contractor of the Year winner for 2018.

The ceremony, held at MOA’s 14th Street office in Denver, was attended by members of MOA’s and Pinkard’s project teams who have collaborated on two recent design-build projects for STRIDE Community Health Center [formerly known as Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN)].

“We want to recognize Pinkard as a strong collaborative partner in our work for STRIDE,” says Katie Vander Putten, principal at MOA. “We’re very excited to continue our positive working relationship with their team.”  

STRIDE’s community health center renovation project in North Aurora, which completed in July 2018, featured an intensive design-build collaboration among members of STRIDE, MOA, Pinkard, and several key subconsultants and subcontractors. The Pinkard/MOA team ultimately delivered the project under budget and 45 days ahead of schedule.

As a result of this success, the Pinkard/MOA design-build team was selected in February 2019 to provide design-build services for STRIDE’s administrative consolidation project, which will bring together 125 STRIDE employees from four different STRIDE locations into a single office. That project has a projected mid-May construction start.

Pinkard Construction Manager Derek Stathis: “Our project team did a phenomenal job working with our trade partners to make sure that all potential issues were considered and accounted for in our estimate and schedule, which ultimately gave us an extremely efficient and productive construction approach that netted huge savings in time and money for our great client. MOA and STRIDE were amazing to work with. We couldn’t be more thrilled that this project and partnership was such a success!”

Over the years, Pinkard and MOA have collaborated on 13 other projects, ranging from elementary schools to office buildings to recreation and hospitality.

The MOA Dimensions Awards are given each year in celebration and recognition of those clients, consultants, and contractors who share MOA’s commitment to live and work with the highest character, respect, and integrity; who perform their responsibilities to the highest possible level, and who recognize the important responsibility we have in the community as building owners, design and construction professionals beyond the immediacy and needs of any single project.

MOA will make a donation in Pinkard’s name to STRIDE Community Health Center.

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Established in 1981, MOA ARCHITECTURE is one of the Front Range’s leading architectural firms, with a portfolio that extends across a range of sectors, including work for healthcare, education, science & technology, and commercial clients. With a history of over 30 years of successful healthcare projects, our team of healthcare designers is dedicated to delivering facilities that support the unique missions and needs of our clients, bringing to each project an understanding of the complexities involved in healthcare design. For more information, please visit our website at

With 57 years headquartered in the Colorado Front Range, Pinkard Construction Company is a trusted name in Colorado commercial construction. Pinkard has completed numerous healthcare emergency medicine and neighborhood healthcare projects for Centura Health, plus projects for Metro Community Provider Network, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, University of Colorado Hospital at Fitzsimons, DaVita, Quest Diagnostics, Sloans Lake Care and Rehabilitation Center, The Center at Northridge rehabilitation, and numerous other private and public clients. For more information, please contact Jim Mellor at 303.986.4555 or visit our website at

STRIDE Community Health Center is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides community and refugee medical, dental, mental health, substance abuse, pharmacy, and community based services, including case management, outreach to the homeless, adolescent services, health education, and maternal child health to the more than 53,000 underserved, uninsured and working individuals and families who need health care services the most. STRIDE serves a five-county service area, and has one of the largest population bases of any community health center in Colorado.  To make an online contribution please visit us at:


Project Manager Zach Holmes, Senior Preconstruction Manager Mark Bokhoven, MOA Principal Barry Koury, Principal Katie Vander Putten, President Tony Burke, MOA Princiapl Kevin Sullivan, Construction Manager Derek Stathis. not pictured: Superintendent Terry Wevers



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