Sep 26, 2019

Foothills Unitarian Church

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO — The Foothills Unitarian Church has selected Pinkard Construction Company as construction manager/general contractor for a 33,298 gsf expansion and remodel of their existing facility. 

The project consists of approximately 16,614 gsf of additional space and approximately 16,684 gsf of remodeled space. It includes a new 400-seat worship center, additional gathering spaces, classrooms, and office space to enable Foothills Unitarian to better serve its 120-year old progressive faith community in Fort Collins.

“The collaboration between Foothills Unitarian and Ewers Architecture was a natural outgrowth of our shared values, to create a project that reduces the carbon footprint (our goal is Net Zero Energy) while doubling the size of the facility and creating interior and exterior spaces that delight and encourage this growing congregation,” said Peter Ewers, founder of Ewers Architecture. “Adding Pinkard Construction to our team is also a natural extension of these ideals and goals, thanks to Pinkard’s experience with sustainability and creating beautiful projects that enhance the community.” 

Ewers Architecture completed the schematic design in the summer of 2019. The schematic design will resume in January 2020 which will coincide with the completion of a capital fundraising campaign. Construction documents are expected to be completed late summer of 2020 with targeted substantial completion by fall 2021.

Pinkard Construction and Ewers Architecture have previously collaborated to find successful solutions for The Action Center’s Program Services Building in Jefferson County. This partnership continues their shared commitment to projects that are community-minded.

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Pinkard Construction Company has specialized in providing expert preconstruction and design support services for more than 25 years. CM/GC and design-build projects account for more than 90% of our work. Our experience includes many projects for faith-based/community organizations and, and focuses on maximizing value while providing durable, life-cycle-tested materials and construction techniques that are resident and facilities management-friendly. Pinkard’s focus is to “Partner Better, Plan Better, Build Better,” and our project teams are specialists in forging solutions-focused owner/architect/contractor teams and long-term relationships that create value for tenants and developers. www.pinkardcc.com

Foothills Unitarian Church is a 120-year old progressive faith community in Fort Collins with more than 600 members. Our mission is to unleash courageous love in Northern Colorado and beyond. We are deeply committed to social justice, to making a difference not only to the individuals and families within our church but also the community beyond. We believe climate justice must be addressed to safeguard the most vulnerable and ensure our continued existence. We have a vibrant religious education program and are dedicated to expanding our space in a way that serves all ages in our community. These values and beliefs will guide all the decisions we make in our expansion process. https://foothillsuu.org/