Feb 9, 2016

LAKEWOOD, CO — Red Rocks Community College (RRCC), with Pinkard Construction Company and architect Davis Partnership, broke ground on RRCC’s new Campus Recreation Center.

The 38,000 gsf project includes the construction of a new student recreation center addition to the main building at the Lakewood campus, and 3,000 gsf of renovations in the existing building.  The new two-story building will include a gym, climbing and bouldering wall, exercise studios, cardio/strength equipment spaces, outdoor fitness deck, meeting rooms, offices and student gathering areas.

The new facility will be structural steel and load bearing masonry with glass curtainwall, brick, and translucent panel/plastic resin exterior skin, and will feature a radiant in-floor heating system.  The renovation encompasses the existing Fitness Center, which will be transformed into meeting space and a catering kitchen, along with an east entry retrofit.

Site work will include grading/earthwork, upgrades to the existing athletic field, drainage, utilities, and landscaping, while maintaining access and services to the existing buildings.  

Pinkard’s final bid came in $2 million below Red Rocks’ budget.

The project is the result of a planning and feasibility study conducted in 2013 and a vote by the Red Rocks student body. In spring 2014 students voted in favor of a fee increase to support the facility.  A planning committee consisting of RRCC student government members and RRCC staff brought the project to fruition.

Construction of the $10.2 million facility is expected to complete March 2017.

About Pinkard Construction Company: With 58 recreation sports and wellness centers and 49 pools, Pinkard Construction is THE leader in Colorado recreation construction. Pinkard has been building recreation centers along the Colorado Front Range for 53 years. We currently have four recreation center projects underway. For more information, please contact Jim Mellor at 303.986.4555 or visit our website at www.pinkardcc.com

About Red Rocks Community College:  Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 14,000 students per year online and at two campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.  www.rrcc.edu.