Adolfson & Peterson tops out Brush Middle and High School project

The project will construct a new complex on the site of the old high school, and repurpose and renovate portions of the old high school building.

Adolfson & Peterson recently topped out its Brush School District project.

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Located in rural Colorado, the school district received a Building Excellent Schools Today grant to address the health, safety, security and educational deficiencies in its current middle and high School. The project will construct a new complex on the site of the old high school, and repurpose and renovate portions of the old high school building.

The repurposing part of the project presented a few challenges: working with the existing MEP systems, fireproofing the existing structure and bringing them up to code, as well as building on an occupied campus, according to A&P.

Construction materials/systems include structural steel, metal stud framing, concrete masonry unit, brick veneer, Thermax insulation system, metal wall panels and composite wall panels.

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Designed by GMCN Architects, the project will consist of roughly 129,000 square feet of new construction and 42,000 sf of renovation. The project is set to be completed before 2020.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends…