Denver Water Tops Out HQ Complex in November

Denver Water topped out its new administration building in November, part of the public agency’s modernization of its 36-acre complex. The project features a 190,000-sq-ft administration building as well as a large operations site that links seven other new facilities, including warehouse and fleet buildings completed in 2017.

The project team, led by Stantec and Mortenson, anticipates placing solar panels atop the new parking structure, which also will have electric-vehicle charging stations. The site includes a wellness building and a renovated conference and training center adapted from a 132-year-old stone pumping station.

The administrative building is targeting LEED-NC Platinum certification and net-zero energy. Sustainable features include a radiant slab powered by the central utility plant to conserve heat and energy; raised access flooring; a high-efficiency, triple-pane, glazed-window system for maximum daylighting and energy savings; biophilic design; fitness options; and healthy dining. The complex will capture, treat and reuse rainwater to irrigate the site’s landscape.

Stantec Sells MWH Constructors

Global design firm Stantec has sold its construction division, MWH Constructors, to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP. The sale of MWH Constructors is inclusive of its U.K. and U.S. divisions and Slayden Constructors Inc. MWH Constructors joined Stantec through the MWH acquisition in 2016. MWH Constructors provides construction services primarily for the water and wastewater markets in the U.S. and the U.K. The firm is ranked No. 1 by ENR among the Top International Contractors for wastewater treatment.

Hord Coplan Macht Moves To Dairy Block in LoDo

Hord Coplan Macht recently relocated its Denver office to the Dairy Block at 1800 Wazee St. The 18,0000-sq-ft office space houses the firm’s 75 employees and six studios. The design firm has added more than 40 employees since moving into its previous office, Engine House No. 5, eight years ago. The new office space has been designed to WELL Building standards.

Brasfield & Gorrie Breaks Ground on Colo. Project

Brasfield & Gorrie broke ground recently on its first project in Colorado, the Animas Surgical Hospital’s $31-million Sawmill Medical Office Building and Surgical Center in Durango. The 73,125-sq-ft building will contain medical offices, an outpatient surgical center and a pharmacy.