Vision of the FUTURE

By Michelle Black, Chris Adams, and Shane McCormick (Martin/Martin Structural Engineers)

While the coors name is typically associated with beer, in the case of the Colorado School of Mines, it is also a symbol of innovation and collaboration.

The school’s new steel-framed CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering features lab and classroom spaces encouraging interactive, hands-on learning while focusing on collaboration between many departments, including physics, chemistry, geochemistry, chemical engineering, biological engineering, nuclear science and metallurgical and materials engineering.

Read the complete article in Modern Steel Magazine.

Feature article from The Columbian

Envisioned to look like a sailboat, the Grant Street Pier finally sails above the Columbia River in downtown Vancouver.

Suspended by steel cables and anchored deep into the shore, the new public pier now extends 90 feet over the water between the Interstate 5 Bridge and the BNSF Railway bridge downstream. Construction workers pulled out the last of its support pilings earlier this week.

Read the full copy here. 

Students living in Williams Village at the University of Colorado Boulder used to feel somewhat removed from the type of action and amenities that make for an immersive and vibrant residential campus experience. That chapter in the school’s history, however, is now closed.

Read the complete article in Aliword’s January Edition

DENVER — Colorado-based architectural design firm Stantec have announced plans to transform the West Parking Lot at 19th and Wazee Street into a dynamic mixed-use environment, spanning an entire city block, highlighted by a Colorado Rockies Hall of Fame facility and an outdoor gathering plaza. The development will also include hospitality, office, residential, retail, entertainment, and food and beverage spaces.

Read the full story at Mile High CRE

Martin/Martin project and the newest additional to the Denver Skyline, 1144 Fifteenth was a feature in the December issue of Structure Magazine. View the complete story here. 

The Vancouver, WA Grant Street Pier project was featured in an article by Structure Magazine. Follow this link to Structure Magazine to read the full copy.

City of Woodland Park Opens New Indoor Aquatic Center

The Daily Journal

Friday, December 1, 2017

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), along with Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS) and the city of Woodland Park, recently celebrated the grand opening of a 24,530-sq-ft indoor aquatic-only center.

The center includes a zero-entry leisure pool, play features, a lazy river, a six-lane competitive lap pool with a diving board, and a front entry that includes a party room, child-care area and administrative space.

In attendance at the event were members of the project team, including those from BRS, the city of Woodland Park and AP, along with Woodland Park Mayor Neil Levy.

The aquatics center is a family-oriented natatorium that provides amenities for fun as well as fitness. Leisure-pool water depths vary from beach-like zero-depth entries to 4 ft, 6 in. at the deepest.

Play features are provided for a variety of ages. They include geysers, interactive spray features, a lazy river and a waterslide that goes outside the building before returning inside. The lazy river also doubles as a resistance channel for exercise, therapy and rehabilitation. A co e, six-­lane lap pool is adjacent to the leisure pool and has a 4-ft to 12-ft depth and a one-meter diving board.

“We’re incredibly excited to see the ways that this aquat­ic center brings the community together,” said AP project manager Ian Warner. “The turnout for the grand opening was amazing, and it is great to be part of the team delivering a project that the community gets excited about. This is their building and their asset, and it just came alive today.”

Measures are in place to include a future outdoor spa and an indoor-outdoor slide. Future expansions will include additional administrative space, purpose-built child-watch, racquetball and fitness, group exercise, a jog-walk track and a gymnasium.

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Since 2005, the Mayor’s Design Awards have honored projects throughout the city for excellence in architecture, exterior design and place-making. The awards are presented to Denver homeowners, business owners, nonprofits, artists and others for their creative contributions to the public realm through innovative design.

Martin/Martin’s Tivoli Quad project received the award in the “Active Spaces” category. Read more on the City and County of Denver’s website.

Vancouver’s iconic new pier takes shape on the Columbia River waterfront
The City of Vancouver’s new Grant Street Pier, a signature element of the emerging waterfront park along the Columbia River in downtown Vancouver, is taking shape with the installation of its mast on Monday, Oct. 23. Read more in the City of Vancouver’s press release.

Martin/Martin was ranked 13 out of the top 20 National Sports Engineering Firms as ranked by Building Design + Construction Magazine. See the ranking at Building Design + Construction Magazine.

What Denver looks like 650 feet up in the air.

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Martin/Martin is very proud to be a part of the Gateway Center at Lockheed Martin’s Waterton Campus.

DBJ – Lockheed Martin kicks off construction of $350 million Colorado satellite factory

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co. today kicked off construction of its $350 million satellite factory southwest of Denver, calling it an investment in the future and using a robot to deliver a hardhat for the ceremonial dirt shoveling.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal…

Civic Center Station is one of Denver’s busiest bus transit centers, handling 18 routes that serve an average of 15,000 passengers a day. A familiar fixture of the downtown landscape for more than three decades, the station was showing its age in both form and function.

Many of the problems with the seven-bay facility originated with its design, according to Richard Rost, manager of facilities engineering for the owner, Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD). Built as an anchor for the 16th Street pedestrian mall, the two-level station was bunkered into a sloped, landscaped site atop a single-level, 79,000-sq-ft underground parking garage and immediately adjacent to a 20-story office building.

Read further at ENR Mountain States…

An epic battle ranged before the New CSU Stadium opened. A battle of flags, design team members, a little blood and a lot of moxie!

Check out the video here…

Martin/Martin’s structural team is excited to be a part of the amazing Denver International Airport Great Hall Project.

The Denver Business Journal recently published “The future of DIA: Officials offer the first public peek at a renovated Great Hall (Video)”

Check in out here…

Kelly Knowles, PE, was recently in France working with Royal Caribbean engineering several art installations for their newest ship “Symphony of the Seas.”

Learn more about the ship here…

Steel girders swung into place and cement trucks paraded down to the Vancouver waterfront Thursday morning, but Barry Cain wanted to show off the Columbia River.

“This is the most significant natural resource in this whole area,” he said. “Look at it. To walk out over it, to feel it — to get the whole feeling of the river at the same time is amazing.”


Read more at the Columbian…