New building: The Academic Building 1 is expected to be 120,000 gsf building (approximately 80,000 asf). It will be the first building built in the recently designated University of Colorado Denver neighborhood within the Auraria Campus. As such, it will be a focal point for UC Denver visitors, students, staff and faculty. The new building will be the first project located on the Auraria Campus but funded and occupied exclusively by the University of Colorado Denver.
Renovation: Additional programming and design services will be required for the approximately 68,000 asf that will be vacated by the moves to the new building. The vacated spaces will be in multiple buildings on the Denver and Auraria Campus.
Gross Square Footage
Construction: January 2013
Building Start-Up/Furnishing/Equipment: June 2014 – August 2014
Occupancy: August 2014
The building is a new student wellness center that includes a pool, weight training, cardio, exercise, basketball, multiple activity gym, outdoor sports, commuter lounge, climbing wall, student health clinic, and many other amenities. The building will be located next to the new Student Commons building at the corner of Auraria Parkway and Speer Blvd in the heart of downtown Denver.
Sharon Anthony 303-724-1155
Kim Griffin 303-724-0755
Project Architect/ Engineer
Anderson Mason Dale/SmithGroupJJR architect team
Saunders Construction Inc.
Gross Square Footage
Design: July 2015 to July 2016
Construction: March 2016 to March 2018 (includes moving multiple major utilities under the building footprint)
Install new medium voltage cable including excavation in Buildings 400, 401, 402, 406, and 407 on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Five pad-mounted S&C switchgear will be added so as to strategically close or open switches to isolate building if there is a load or failure problem. This will allow greater redundancy in operating the electrical service for the buildings. Hi-pot testing of all new circuits will be included.
Daniel Miro – Facilities Management Projects - firstname.lastname@example.org
Design: March 2019 – August 2019
Construction: August 2019 – March 2020
Replacement of existing electrical load centers serving the Fitzsimons Building (formerly known as B500). This state-funded controlled maintenance project is being designed and constructed in multiple phases to systematically replace all three (3) load centers, including medium voltage primary switches, 13.2 KV - 480/277V transformers and low voltage switchboards. The new equipment enclosures will be NEMA 3R for exterior exposure and integrated on pre-fabricated structural steel skids to minimize replacement time.
Robert Holzwarth – Facilities Management Projects
Construction Manager/General Contractor:
Intermountain Electric (IME)
All phases of electrical equipment installation and related construction work are scheduled for completion by first quarter 2020.
December 2017 to November 2018
January 2020 thru April 2020