colorado army national guard readiness center
   +Fort lupton, co

leed gold certified | aia colorado people's choice award

The COARNG Fort Lupton Readiness Center consists of a 35,046 SF primary facility and extensive site improvements located on a 25 acre parcel in eastern Fort Lupton, CO.  Functional areas include administrative office space; classrooms; a multi-use assembly area; a simulator training room; a commercial kitchen for meal preparation during drill weekends; a physical fitness area; shower and locker rooms; a small arms vault; and storage for individually issued and unit level equipment.  The primary purpose of the Readiness Center is to accommodate the administration, training and logistical requirements of a newly formed infantry company totaling 131 soldiers.   In addition to its primary mission, the Fort Lupton Readiness Center is available to host a variety of civic functions and act as a support facility in the event of community or regional emergencies.  The Readiness Center has achieved a LEED® Gold certification and incorporates numerous sustainable design strategies including daylight harvesting, a geothermal borefield, a solar wall system, and xeriscape site design principles.

The design approach was complicated with the fact that the delivery method was transitioned from Design-Bid-Build to Construction Manager/General Contractor at approximately the 50% design, along with the fact that expansion scenarios had to be evaluated for additional National Guard units to occupy the facility. HB&A demonstrated the patience and persistence to meet the project deadlines while meeting all of our design requirements and the incorporation of the facility user needs into the contract documents.
— Domenick Scarimbolo, MILCON Project Manager COARNG

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colorado springs utilities lobby enhancement

HB&A provided Colorado Springs Utilities with design and construction administration of the CSU’s public lobby space at 111 South Cascade Avenue Colorado Springs.  The scope of the design was a retrofit of 1,500 SF of lobby and office space.  The design provided enhanced security and included bullet resistant safe rooms for refuge purposes, bullet resistant transaction counters for all tellers working directly with the public, and design of security cameras and systems.  


martin drake power plant renovation/tenant finish
   +colorado springs, co

Martin Drake interior renovation project completed December 2006 comprised the 4th phase of renovations to the ‘Old Side’ of the plant.  Martin Drake Power Plant’s main structure consists of the ‘Old Side’ and the ‘Power Production’ side separated by a fire barrier wall.  The ‘Old Side’ was built in the 1920s-40s housed the original boilers and turbines for power production for the City of Colorado Springs.  Previous phases have converted the ground floor space into locker rooms and shop space.  The second floor level contains a break room, classroom for tours, the main entry lobby, power production computer control room, offices and unfinished open mezzanine.