Gold Hard Hat Award

Aromor Apartments
Submitted by Buchanan Yonushewski Group

Aromor Apartment building, originally built in 1928 and a historic Denver landmark, has been renovated into a living facility for the city’s less fortunate. The newly renovated building contains 66 single-room occupancy apartments and social-services facilities for support of the residents, including a computer lab, visiting physicians’ office, social workers’ offices conference and meeting rooms and a separate office facility.

The building required extensive asbestos removal before construction began. However, after construction started, a large amount of additional asbestos was discovered above the third-floor ceiling. The building was also in severe disrepair due to years of neglect while it was unoccupied.

Project Team:

$4.6 million
Owner: Mercy Housing � Colorado
Contractor: Buchanan Yonushewski Group
Designer: Buchanan Yonushewski Group
Start: July 2008
Finish: April 2009

Silver Hard Hat Award

Manhattan School of Arts and Academics Addition & Renovations
Submitted by Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Manhattan Middle School of Arts and Academics was born out of the merger of an existing 80,791-sq-ft neighborhood Boulder Valley School District School Burbank Middle School and the relocated School of the Arts program. The project consisted of a new 2,811-sq-ft entry and administrative addition, a 9,949-sq-ft music and science addition and a renovation of the existing auditorium into open space with new stadium seating.

Project Team:

$8.2 million
Owner: Boulder Valley School District RE-2
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: OZ Architecture
Engineers: BCER Engineering Inc., JVA Consulting Structural Engineers
Start: April 2008
Finish: April 2009

Bronze Hard Hat Award

Poudre Valley Health System Lemay Campus Expansion
Submitted by Mortenson Construction

Poudre Valley Health System’s Lemay Campus expansion in Fort Collins renovated more than 20 different areas and phases on the project, from critical care units such as operating- room suites and oncology, to support areas such as the cafeteria and doctors’ lounges. At the peak of construction, the team was working in six areas of the hospital at once.

Fort Collins
$12.9 million
Owner: Poudre Valley Health System
Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Architecture: Structural Consultants Inc., Caveo Consulting Engineers, The RMH Group
Start: Feb. 2007
Finish: June 2009