Jul 7, 2014

Fort Collins, Colorado – Colorado State University, with Pinkard Construction and 4240 Architecture – recently began construction on the William O. Eddy Hall revitalization, a phased, $12 million aesthetic and life safety upgrade to the 51-year old academic and office building.

Construction cost for this 69,457 square foot revitalization is $8.5 million. It includes new mechanical and electrical systems, remodel of existing bathrooms, new windows, exterior skin upgrades, code and ADA upgrades, new fire sprinkler system, upgrades to the fire alarm system, and a new 3,565 sf steel frame addition on the building’ east side.

A 3,500 sf, two-story glass-enclosed addition on the building’s east side will serve as the structure’s new entrance and alleviate the crowding common to Eddy Hall. Other improvements include updated classrooms and faculty offices, wider hallways, new paint and new carpet. The building will also include community gathering places called “Eddy’s Eddies.”

The building’s exterior will be re-clad in brick and stone to make it match the red sandstone theme on campus, and a landscaped plaza will be added.

Eddy Hall, constructed in 1963, currently houses the English and Philosophy departments, and will house Ethnic Studies when complete.

“We are very excited at the prospect of a remodeled and revitalized Eddy Hall,” said Ann Gill, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “Undergraduate students from every CSU college attend classes in Eddy, so there will be much to celebrate when this project is completed.”

Construction began May 27, and will take more than a year to complete. Apart from flood remediation following the 1997 flood, Eddy Hall has had no major renovation in its 51-year lifespan.

Phase I of the project, set for completion in December, will focus on construction on the south and east sides of building. Phase II, which begins in January 2015 and is scheduled for completion in August 2015, will focus on the north and west sides of the building. All work is being conducted under occupied conditions.

About Pinkard Construction: With 52 years headquartered in the Colorado Front Range, Pinkard Construction Company is a design-build and CM/GC leader in Colorado higher education projects. Since 2002, Pinkard has constructed eight projects at CSU’s main campus, including the $32.5 million Behavioral Sciences Building in 2010. The hard bid Eddy Hall project is Pinkard’s 13th at Colorado State University. Pinkard’s first projects at CSU were the Bio-Physical Laboratory and the Radiation and Environmental Stresses Laboratory, both in 1965. For more information, please contact Tom Pirog or Jim Mellor at 303.986.4555 or visit our website at www.pinkardcc.com.

About 4240 Architecture: 4240's work impacts a wide range of markets including mixed-use urban infill, multi-family residential, commercial, government, higher education and resort hospitality. The firm was recently honored with the 2014 National SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Durrell Dining and Student Center at Colorado State University. Additional clients include Hughes Development Corporation and Walt Disney Imagineering. Learn more at www.4240architecture.com and join the conversation @4240arch.