April 6, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Architect: Davis Partnership Architects
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: The RMH Group
Civil/Structural Engineering: Martin/Martin
Site/ Landscape Architect: Davis Partnership Architects
General Contractor: Pinkard Construction
To meet increasing student demand for campus recreation options Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) Student Government retained Davis Partnership Architects to perform a recreation center feasibility study and create a program plan based on student wants and greater campus goals.
In their effort to become a ‘school of choice’ Student Government recognized the importance of extracurricular activities to meet the needs of the student population, and took it upon themselves to petition RRCC to fund the program plan.
Using a variety of student engagement techniques including town hall meetings, games, visual preference surveys, and social media, the design team generated a program based on student feedback for a new 38,000 square foot student recreation center that includes social lounge space, drop-in cardio and weight fitness space, two group exercise rooms, a two-court gymnasium, climbing and bouldering wall, flexible meeting rooms, renovations to an existing outdoor field, and locker rooms and support space.
The program plan received approval from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education in Summer 2014. In early 2015, Red Rocks Community College in partnership with students and Student Government, who are funding the project through student fees, again selected Davis Partnership Architects to complete the design of the new student recreation center.
Construction began February 4, 2016. Red Rocks Community College is completing in Spring 2017 opening so students who were involved in the initial phases of the project and who voted on the student fee have the opportunity to use the facility before they graduate.
Building area: 42,000 GSF / 3,000 GSF renovation
Design Start: March 2015
Design Completed: November 2015 C
onstruction Start: February 2016
Project Completion: Spring 2017