Commercial building design is both an art and a science, and takes a team of dedicated individuals to accomplish. Over the years, RMG has had the opportunity to design and build some truly memorable projects, which we have highlighted below.
1. Plaza of the Rockies: South Tower
This 13-story high-rise office building, which was completed in January 2001, in downtown Colorado Springs consists of two levels of below grade parking structure, a three-story atrium pedestrian walk-way that connects to the adjacent office building and 13 floors of office space. The building was designed to adjoin an existing 7 story building and create a pedestrian walkway on the ground level that connects both buildings, the perimeter streets and public space to the historic El Paso county Pioneer’s Museum on the south boundary. The main level provides the building occupant’s and the public with a choice of a restaurant, deli-café, a fine arts display area and two banking institutions. The building serves as a central focal point and gathering spot in the downtown area.
2. Mountain Shadows Townhomes 55+ Senior Community
Located in the foothills of Colorado Springs, the architectural design of The Mountain Shadows 55+ Townhomes are described as an “active lifestyle” community. The community is located adjacent to biking and hiking trails. The community includes six 4-plex buildings with 24 townhome units. Each residential unit was designed with “zero” entry access from the garage. The wide 3’ doorways and the 5’ halls accommodate seniors that require assistance later in life. All units were designed with an area to install an optional elevator to provide vertical access to lower and upper levels. The architectural details provide luxury and style to ceilings, office nooks in the bedrooms, and private terraces.
3. Creekside Apartments Clubhouse and Complex
Located in central Colorado Springs, the commercial building design at The Creekside at Palmer Park Apartments is described as “one-of-a-kind.” The complex includes 16 buildings with 328 total units, 14 garage buildings, an elegant clubhouse, business center/conference room, fitness center, pool and spa. The architectural details provide luxury and style to each residential unit, which feature vaulted ceilings, office nooks in the bedrooms and private terraces. The complex itself was designed to promote a community atmosphere with a mixture of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units all arranged around a central courtyard green space.
4. Colorado Springs Health Partners
This two story medical office facility in northern Colorado Springs has a two-story entry element that helps to direct users to the appropriate department. This multi department facility houses medical offices that includes pediatrics, OB/GYN and family heath/general practitioner’s offices. The building was also designed to accommodate in-house radiology and patient record storage. The central core of the build was designed to accommodate departmental check-in and waiting areas where patient circulation through the departments is effortless for the staff. The construction for this building is primarily steel frame, which suits the building well with long span capabilities and limited locations for columns. A rooftop-thin film photovoltaic solar system was incorporated to offset peak electrical lighting demand.
Keith Moore provided the architectural design for the center, which features 24 pistol/rifle lanes, two 50-yard rifle lanes and six 100-yard pistol/rifle lanes. The center has classrooms, a shooter’s lounge and a 4,000 square foot retail center. The structural engineering, provided by Mark Weidhaas, was particularly unique with this building. As a full service source for architectural and engineering, RMG also provided the geotechnical engineering and construction compliance observations. First, a subsurface soil investigation was conducted to determine the type of soil and the foundation engineering specifications. RMG then performed open excavation observations, footing and wall reinforcing observations, concrete testing and soil compaction testing for the project.
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