Gold Hard Hat Award

Renaissance Riverfront Lofts
Submitted by Carvell Page Southerland Page Architects

Located on Park Avenue near Interstate 25, this 1.43-acre site for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless provides rental housing for transitional homeless and low-income families in Denver.

Photo: Carvell Page Southerland Page Architects
Renaissance Riverfront Lofts
Photo: Swinerton Builders & Buchanan Yonushewski Group
One Lincoln Park
Photo: The Neenan Co.
YMCA of the Rockies - Phase 1

The triangular site abuts a mixed-use retail/office development to the north, the South Platte River to the southeast and Park Avenue to the west, with views of the downtown Denver skyline to the south. Pedestrian access to the project will be at the main entry on the second level over a sky bridge reaching to Park Avenue West, or at the level one entry across the adjacent mixed-use property. Vehicular access will be at level one through the adjacent mixed-use property in a secure parking garage.

In addition to the 100 residential units, there will be auxiliary management and residential amenities on both level one and two, including reception, management suite, mail, exercise, laundry, technology lab, counseling suite, multi-purpose room, community kitchen common and level two courtyard overlooking the South Platte River.

A significant portion of the project’s funding was contingent on the Enterprise Fund Green Communities Grant, issued through Denver’s Housing and Neighborhood Services.

Green practices will be implemented throughout the construction process and in the final project (materials, MEP systems and components, solar PV energy, etc.). This initiative will be featured at the Housing Colorado conference in this month, and showcases the collaboration of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, the city of Denver and Enterprise Green Communities to bring environmentally sustainable development to affordable housing.

Project Team:

Renaissance Riverfront Lofts
$16 million
Owner: Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
General Contractor: FCI Constructors Inc.
Architect: Carvell Page Southerland Page Architects
Engineers: KL& A Inc., Belfay Engineering, Land Patterns Inc.
Start: March 2008
Finish: April 2009

Silver Hard Hat Award

One Lincoln Park
Submitted by Swinerton Builders & Buchanan Yomushewski Group

One Lincoln Park is one of the first luxury residential high rises to appear on the Denver skyline.

The dramatic form of the tower was predominately derived from its triangular site with no alley and several major street approaches from all four sides at the edge of the city grid. Given the convergence of four major downtown Denver streets, there are multiple "fronts" to the building, taking advantage of each approach and each telling a different story.

One Lincoln Park opened this spring as one of downtown Denver’s largest transit-oriented developments. It offers approximately 321,000 gross sq ft of mixed-use residential space located directly across the street from the Regional Transportation District’s 20th Street light rail station.

The 32-story tower on the east side of Denver’s central business district features 177 for-sale luxury residential units, including 38 customizable penthouses. The residences rise above street-level retail and six levels of enclosed parking on a triangular site bounded by 20th, Welton and Lincoln streets.

Project Team:

One Lincoln Park
$100 million
Owner: Wells Partnership
General Contractor: Swinerton Builders
Design-Builder/Architect/Tenant Finish: Buchanan Yonushewski Group
Engineers: KRFF, Olsson Associates, r2h Engineers, AE Associates
Start: May 2006
Finish: March 2009

Bronze Hard Hat Award

YMCA of the Rockies – Phase 1
Submitted by The Neenan Co.

The YMCA of the Rockies, located just outside of Estes Park has a rich history as a local and international destination for visitors. In 2008, The YMCA began a transformation into a world-class visitor/conference center. Phase 1 consists of 110,000 sq ft of new construction, including the Long's Peak guest lodge a 1,000-person state-of-the-art Conference Center.

The Long's Peak Lodge and the Conference Center designs respect the long history of the campus and surrounding area, while achieving a high level of quality and modern comforts. This included the preservation and relocation of five buildings on the site.

The Long's Peak Lodge utilizes a centralized boiler system that provides heat for the Long's Peak Lodge the neighboring Ramshorn Mountain and Emerald Mountain Lodges (still under construction). This simplifies maintenance with one system rather than three. The Conference Center and Long's Peak Lodge both used prefabricated 24-ft by 10-ft wall sections to minimize site waste and allowed for an aggressive construction schedule. The Long's Peak Lodge unique staircase was custom built using Pine Beetle kill timber. The YMCA will be submitted for no less than LEED Silver.

YMCA of the Rockies - Phase 1
Estes Park
$11.7 million
Owner: YMCA of the Rockies
General Contractor: The Neenan Co.
Architecture: The Neenan Co.
Start: Feb. 2008
Finish: June 2009