Contractor, Architect Selected for Greeley West

Posted by KIM DESMOND on 12/10/2019 8:00:00 AM

Greeley-Evans School District 6 has selected Adolfson and Peterson Construction as the general contractor for building the new Greeley West High School, pending the approval of the Board of Education in January.


The architectural firm working on the design of the new school and site is Hord Coplan Macht of Denver. Contractors and architects were asked to bid as design/build teams for the design and construction of Greeley West. Six contractor/architect teams submitted bids for the Greeley West project. Three teams were interviewed.
Interior of Current Greeley West High School Cafeteria  

“We are confident in the team Adolfson and Peterson Construction and Hord Coplan Macht has put together for Greeley West High School,” said Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch. “We have talked to other organizations and school districts who have worked with these two firms, and they have received great reviews. Their bid was within our budget and we are excited to get this project started.”


The total contract amount has yet to be determined and will be based on the site and building design.  The proposal fell within projected budget of $107-$112 million. The capacity of Greeley West will be increased from 1,000 to 1,800 with the new building.


Construction on the site could begin early this spring, with a projected completion date of August 2022. The new school will be constructed on the Greeley West site while students continue to attend the existing school.  A significant component of the design/build team’s presentation centered around the safety of students while on an occupied campus.  Adolfson and Peterson has extensive experience with this type of construction project, most recently completing the University of Northern Colorado Commons.  Adolfson and Peterson is a family-owned company that is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has a regional office in Denver that will be managing the Greeley West project.


Greeley West High School is the first large project to be funded through the successful 2019 bond issue. District 6 voters approved the $395 million bond issue by a margin of 52.6 percent for (12,919 votes) to 47.4 percent against (11,642 votes).


A Greeley West Design Advisory Group - composed of Greeley West staff, students, parents and community members - will begin meeting in January to provide input into the design of the school


District 6 has also selected RLH Engineers as the owner’s representative that will serve as the project manager for the construction projects that will be funded through the November 2019 bond issue. The Board of Education approved the contract for RLH Engineers at its Monday, December 9 meeting.


Bids for other projects will be requested in the coming months. The next projected slated for construction is the expansion of McAuliffe STEM Academy K-8 and Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet.


District 6 will also begin accepting applications for a Bond Oversight Committee in January. Additional communication will be sent out when the application process for that committee is open.