2017 Excellence In Construction Awards for BRS Recreation Centers

October 24, 2017

DENVER, CO, [October 24, 2017] – Last Friday night, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture (BRS) was honored to attend the annual Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Ceremony where two of our construction partners were recognized by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of ABC for their commitment to safety and outstanding quality in construction. As the top projects in their category, both are now eligible to compete for honors at the national level.

Eaton Area Community Center – FCI Constructors (FCI)
Top honors in the $10-25 Million Institutional category went to the Eaton Area Community Center, which was also named the Design/Build Project of the Year for 2017. Completed in June by FCI Constructors, the new multigeneration community recreation center to serve the Eaton, Colorado area is designed with future expansion in mind and boasts an activity for every age.

The 63,000 square foot facility includes a large multi-use community room with adjoining stage, classrooms, catering kitchen, child-watch, a gymnasium with spectator seating, group fitness, weights and fitness equipment, walk/jog/run track, and a natatorium with a leisure pool, waterslide, interactive play features, beach entry, warm water spa, lazy river and recreational lap lanes.

Representatives from ABC presenting FCI Constructors with the 1st place in the Design-Build category for the Eaton Area Community Center

Moorhead Recreation Center Renovation – Pinkard Construction
The recently completed Moorhead Recreation Center in Aurora, Colorado shared top honors in this category with the 2nd place Excellence in Construction Award. BRS collaborated with Pinkard Construction and the City of Aurora to transform the 30-year old Moorhead Recreation Center into a facility that promotes health and wellness, provides a safe place for students after school, and offers the community a place to gather and connect.

The 26,000 square foot renovation includes a gymnasium, community room, fitness spaces, locker rooms, teen room and party/babysitting room, and an updated exterior to promote pedestrian connectivity and create a safe entry and exit point for patrons. Our in-house Quality Assurance Leader, Zach Bisek, joined the Pinkard construction team to accept the award for the center that truly promotes community, wellness, and connectedness.

[from left to right] Blake Chambliss, Zach Bisek (BRS), Rico Sanchez and Ned Foster of Pinkard Construction celebrate the success of Moorhead Recreation Center

Honoring our commitment to design places that bring people together, BRS is proud to continue a long tradition of award-winning collaborations with our clients and partners in design and construction. By engaging citizens and stakeholders with our combined expertise, we can create facilities that further their goals for building healthy and vibrant communities.

Thank you to all who have helped turn these community visions into reality!


About Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
Through a fun, passionate and people-inspired process, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture designs lively, purposeful buildings and places that draw people together. Earning more than 95 design awards, BRS has completed projects for more than 225 communities in 42 states across the U.S. With offices in Denver and Dallas, the firm is dedicated to designing places that build community, including recreation facilities, wellness and active-aging centers, field houses, aquatic centers, park structures, ball fields, clubhouses, water parks, resorts, libraries, city halls, cultural centers, and related facilities and master plans.

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