ENR Mountain States has chosen its annual Owners of the Year, two entities whose leadership and projects have transformed their respective market sectors and improved the lives of patients and students. In Colorado, our choice for Owner of the Year is Colorado State University, and on the Intermountain side, we have selected Intermountain Healthcare.

Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colo.)

CSU recently launched a creative and successful fundraising campaign to upgrade academic and student services facilities across its campuses, including construction of a new multi-purpose, on-campus stadium in Fort Collins.

The university continues to strive for a healthy balance between academics and student amenities in its ambitious master plan, which emphasizes sustainability and community. The $36-million, 615-bed student housing project, Pavilion at Laurel Village, won the Best Green Project award from Mountain States last year.
CSU’s current and recently completed projects include:

  • On-Campus Stadium: 41,000-seat capacity, $220 million, finishes fall 2017.
  • Aggie Village North: Multiple student housing buildings, $112 million, finishes summer 2016.
  • South College Parking Garage: 650 spaces, $17.5 million, finishes summer 2016.
  • Chemistry Building: 60,000 sq ft, $55.4 million, finishes fall 2017
  • Biology Building: 147,700 sq ft, $70 million, finishes spring 2017.
  • Health and Medical Center: 161,200 sq ft, $59 million, finishes winter/spring 2017.
  • Research Boulevard Parking: 900 spaces, $5.4 million, completed August 2015.
  • Eddy Building Renovation: 69,457 sq ft, $12.5 million, completed summer 2015  
• PERC Center: 31,480 sq ft, $7.3 million, completed August 2015.

Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City)

Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit health system with 22 hospitals and nearly 36,000 employees working in both primary care and secondary care at more than 185 clinics. The company continues its push to use technology and innovation in caring for patients.

Intermountain Healthcare has recently built, or has under construction, several new outpatient and specialty clinics in Utah, and a key replacement hospital, as follows:

  • Utah Valley Hospital Replacement & Expansion, Orem: 12-story, 590,000 sq-ft inpatient tower, 107,000 sq-ft outpatient services building, $259 million (construction cost), finishes Oct. 2018.
  • McKay-Dee Hospital ASC & Orthopedic Center, Ogden: 81,000 sq ft, $27.1 million (construction cost), finishes August 2016.
  • Primary Children’s Hospital Surgical Expansion, Salt Lake City: 140,000 sq ft, $32 million, finishes January 2017.
  • The Intermountain Draper Clinic in Draper, Utah, uses 33 geothermal wells provides energy efficient heating and cooling. The facility earned a 2015 Mountain States Best Projects award in the health care category.
  • The American Fork Specialty Clinic and Hospital Expansion in American Fork, Utah, created 10 new operating rooms, as well as other support services including pre- and post-op areas and a post-anesthesia care unit. It also won a 2015 Mountain States Best Projects award in the health care category.

Watch for detailed profile stories on both of these owners in the April issue of ENR Mountain States. Congrats to this year’s winners.