Mesa State College Maverick Center
Mesa State College Maverick Center
CSU Student Recreation Center Addition & Remodel

Mesa State College Maverick Center
Submitted by Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Renovation and expansion of the Saunders Field House, renamed the Maverick Center, was intended to create a landmark for Mesa State College by relating to the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape while creating a state-of-art facility for students and the community.

The project scope included construction of 16 new classrooms for the school’s nursing, kinesiology and other health-related departments; athletic spaces, including a 50-meter natatorium, softball and football fields and locker rooms; 125,000 sq ft of renovations and a 20,000-sq-ft addition.

The building creates a north anchor to the Mesa State campus and has achieved the college’s need to integrate related departments traditionally separated on most college campuses, focusing on athletics, nursing and kinesiology.

Grand Junction, Colo.

$41.3 million
Owner: Mesa State College
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Architect: Sink Combs Dethlefs
Engineers: Drexel Barrell & Co., Martin/Martin Inc., The Ballard Group
Start: Oct. 2007 Finish: Dec. 2009

CSU Student Recreation Center Addition & Remodel

Submitted by Saunders Construction Inc.
Renovations and expansion of CSU’s student recreation center added 73,843 sq ft to the existing building, a new entrance and lobby, climbing wall and court space. The rec center remained operational throughout construction, which meant work was done in phases.

Relocating the entry from the southwest side to the southeast side matched the natural pedestrian flow on campus. Users enter a two-story lobby with immediate access to all rec center services and a controlled entry to the activity spaces. Extensive use of glass creates visual links into the activity spaces and enhances exterior views, including a panoramic view of the Rockies from the two-story fitness center. The location and orientation of glass were carefully considered to maintain energy efficiency and help achieve an expected LEED-Gold certification.

Fort Collins, Colo.

$29.3 million
Owner: Colorado State University
Contractor: Saunders Construction Inc.
Architect: Hastings & Chivetta Architects
Engineers: Jim Sell Design, Martin/Martin Inc., McClure Engineering
Subcontractors: Falcon Surveying, Hillen Corp., Front Range Excavating, Mill Brothers Landscape & Nursery, Lafarge West Inc., Continental Hardscape Systems
Start: May 2009 Finish: Aug. 2010