ENR Mountain States, 2016 Award-Winning Projects

Powers Products congratulates our design and construction partners on the following ENR Mountain States, 2016 award-winning projects.   (Link to ENR Mountain States article: http://www.enr.com/blogs/9-talk-of-the-rockies/post/39984-enr-mountain-states-announces-2016-best-projects-winners)   Renovation/Restoration Merit: Gensler Denver, Denver GC – Provident Architect – Gensler Powers scope – Modernfold folding glass wall, KLEIN sliding glass office fronts     Airports/Transit Winner: Denver International Airport Hotel and Transit Center, Denver GC – Mortenson, Saunders, Hunt Tri-venture Architect – Gensler Powers scope – McKeon accordion fire doors   Government/Public Buildings Winner: City of Aurora’s Public Safety Training Center (CAPSTC), Aurora, Colo. GC – Adolfson & Peterson Architect – Studiotrope Powers scope – Kalwall translucent wall systems   Sports/Entertainment Winner (tie): University of Colorado Athletics Complex, Boulder, Colo. GC – Mortenson Architect – Populous Powers scope – Kalwall translucent walls and skyroofs     Health Care Merit: Pioneers Medical Center, Meeker, Colo. GC – Haselden Construction Architect – Davis Partnership Powers scope – Modernfold operable partitions   Interiors/Tenant Improvement Winner: Matsuhisa, Denver GC –  Haselden Architect – Rowland+Broughton Powers scope – Raydoor sliding door systems   K-12 Education Winner (tie): Northfield High School at Paul Sandoval Campus, Denver GC – GE Johnson Architect – LOA / H+L Powers scope – Kalwall translucent wall systems   Manufacturing Merit: Woodward Industrial Turbomachinery Systems, Fort Collins, Colo. GC – Mortenson Architect – Ghafari Powers scope – Kalwall translucent wall and skyroof systems, Modernfold operable partitions   Residential/Hospitality Winner (tie): The ART, a Hotel, Denver GC – Haselden Architect – Davis Partnership Powers scope – Kalwall translucent skyroof   Merit: MOTO, Denver GC – PCL Architect – Gensler Powers scope – Smoke Guard elevator smoke...

Kalwall® and Aspen Community School – Creating a Better Place to Learn

AIA Colorado West 2016 Design Award Winner – Award of Excellence Commercial/Institutional The Aspen Community School has several distinguishing features beyond its dramatic setting at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Count the distinctive look of Kalwall® translucent sandwich panels among them.The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), which aims to improve the areas where children learn and develop, recently recognized the school with a pair of awards. The Aspen Community School received both the 2015 Peak Design Award for New Construction and the 2015 People’s Choice Award from the A4LE Rocky Mountain chapter. The school’s design team of the Cuningham Group and Studio B Architecture + Interiors redesigned the campus, adding both a new school house and a community hall/gym. The modern look of the Kalwall® panels fit seamlessly into the project’s distinctive design and are a key feature in the hall/gym. The Crystal-White panels have an impressive solar heat gain coefficient of 0.28 and U-factor of 0.23 that not only meets the school’s emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability, but the museum-quality daylighting™ is ideal for creating a glare-free, private environment. “This important recognition by the A4LE is the result of (the school’s) insistence on architecture that strongly reflects their identity, honors their past and anticipates the future,” says Gilbert Sanchez, principal of Studio B Architecture +...

Broncos Thrive in Indoor Practice Facility

Powers is proud to have partnered with the Denver Bronco Super Bowl Champions as they prepared for their big win in the new state-of-the-art 90,000 square foot indoor practice facility in Centennial, Colorado featuring Kalwall translucent panels. Translucent Kalwall panels allow filtered, natural light into the facility so players can work on their game without the harsh glare, hot spots and shadows often associated with traditional skylights and glazing.  Designed by Sink Combs Dethlefs and built by Saunders Construction, Powers and Kalwall were brought in early in the design process to perform Daylight studies to ensure optimal light transmission levels, energy performance and aesthetics. These regional university indoor practice facilities all have one thing in common……Kalwall transulcent panels!  Now let’s see who steps it up for a championship run in 2016.  ...

Woodward ITS Building Basks in the Glow of Kalwall

Powers recently completed the Kalwall translucent façades and skyroof at the Woodward world headquarters in Ft. Collins.  This monumental project featured over 20,000 square feet of highly insulated, Kalwall sandwich panels on the 300,000 square feet ITS building… short for industrial turbomachinery systems.  Designed by Ghafari, the building features a massive shed skyroof and a series of light monitors and clerestories providing perfectly diffused natural daylight throughout the high-tech manufacturing space.  Daylight studies were completed by our team to help dial in the light transmission levels and maximize energy efficiency. In addition to the daylighting scope, Powers is also completing a series of large, Modernfold operable partitions in the common area / café.  Gensler led the interior design and was tasked with the challenge of creating a space that will spark innovation and collaboration… “taking Woodward into a new era with an open concept suited to recruit and retain millennials”, according to Steve Stiesmeyer, director of corporate real estate for Woodward.1   Sources:...

Powers is Proud to Support Metro Denver Boys and Girls Club

Proud to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver with a $10,000 donation toward the new Suncor Boys & Girls Club in Commerce City.  Inspiring to see the energy and enthusiasm from this community at the Grand Opening on 8/26 in the new gymnasium daylit with Kalwall clerestory windows.  Kudos to Congressman Perlmutter, Mayor Ford, OZ Architecture led by Jim Bershof, and Howell Construction led by Joe Slavik, and countless others for their leadership in building this incredible community...