Preconstruction Underway for New UNC Campus Commons Project

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) was selected in a best-value process by University of Northern Colorado for the new Campus Commons building. AP will work closely with the University and the Denver-based design firms of Semple Brown and Handprint Architecture.

UNC Commons Rendition

The Commons is a crucial element in delivering on our promise to students and a critical component of our growth strategy

Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) was selected in a best-value process by University of Northern Colorado for the new Campus Commons building. AP will work closely with the University and the Denver-based design firms of Semple Brown and Handprint Architecture.

The Campus Commons will be an innovative navigation and support hub for students, a showcase for UNC's world-class music and musical theater programs, and a gateway to UNC. The new LEED Gold 114,000 gsf building will tie into the University Center but have the appearance of standing alone. In addition to space for a fully integrated student support operation, it will include a 600-seat performance venue, 400-seat multiuse auditorium, art gallery and student-run cafe.
The $73.6 million building is being funded through a combination of state capital funds, bonds supported by a student capital fee and private donor gifts.

AP has successfully completed eight previous projects on the UNC campus and has AP personnel to manage the project who have worked with UNC since 2001. This experience provides a solid foundation of understanding the University’s standards, processes, and the site logistic coordination needed on this complex project.

"The Commons is a crucial element in delivering on our promise to students and a critical component of our growth strategy," said UNC President Kay Norton. "With the design firms and general contractor on board, we're on track to start construction next summer."

For more information about the Commons, including the project timeline, visit http://www.unco.edu/campuscommons

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