CSU Health and Medical Center Tops Outs
Fort Collins, Colo. – The Colorado State University Health and Medical Center held a topping out celebration to recognize the halfway point of construction with the placement of the final structural steel beam.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) and Bennett Wagner Grody Architects (BWG), as design-build partners, were selected to complete design and construction for the new $59 million facility on the Colorado State University (CSU) campus in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The ceremonial beam, signed by students, staff, faculty, donors and members of the construction and design teams, was hoisted into place at the facility’s north entry the morning of the event. Around 100 people attended the ceremony at the job site on August 1.
“The big vision is to improve the health and the presence of health and well-being on our campus,” said Anne Hudgens, executive director of CSU Health Network. “We’re pioneering new ground with an opportunity to do something for campus and community health that’s never been done before.”
Sitting on the northwest corner of South College Avenue and West Prospect Road, the 156,000-sf, four-story building will stand as a prominent new gateway to the campus, while consolidating the University’s health care services into one location.
The building, owned and operated by CSU, will house full medical, mental health and health education and prevention services for CSU students, provided by the CSU Student Health Network, which will occupy the entire second and third floors of the building. It also will include services for the public through agreements with UCHealth and Associates in Family Medicine, including a walk-in clinic and occupational health services for the community. A full-service pharmacy also will be open to the general public. In addition, the building will house the Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging, establishing collaborative research on aging and educational, community outreach programs.
“We are blessed at AP to be able to partner on a project like this for CSU,” said Doug Johnson at the event. Doug is a Vice President at AP and an alumni of CSU whose parents also graduated from the institution and whose son will be attending in the fall. “Being able to come to CSU and build on the corner of College and Prospect means a great deal to me and my family.”
The new medical center is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction is a U.S.-based, privately held firm that is consistently ranked among the top 50 construction managers and general contractors in the nation. Founded in 1946, the company has built longstanding commitments to the regions in which it operates and is known nationally for its innovative and collaborative approaches within the building industry. Adolfson & Peterson Construction serves the education, multifamily, healthcare, commercial, municipal and senior living market segments from its offices in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland and Tacoma. For more information, visit www.a-p.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Bennett Wagner Grody Architects is a women owned professional corporation specializing in institutional facility planning, interiors, and architectural design throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Now in its twenty-sixth year of practicing architecture, the firm has completed planning and/or design projects with a total value near $1 billion. Providing programming, planning, and design of institutional, commercial, healthcare, and residential projects, the firm has special expertise in PK-12, higher education, civic and municipal facilities, healthcare / medical office buildings, libraries, maintenance facilities, and justice facilities. BWG has completed several projects at CSU including the Behavioral Science and the Animal Sciences buildings. For more information, visit www.bwgarchitects.com.