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Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse
Project Type:
Adaptive Re-Use
Project Location:
400 Rood Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
USA
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Awards and Acknowledgements:
AIA Arizona:
2015 Citation Award for Best Historic Preservation Project of the Year
AIA Colorado:
2013 Honor Award for Built Architecture
AIA Committee on the Environment:
2014 Top Ten
AIA Denver:
2013 Citation Award for Interior Architecture
ASHRAE Region 3:
2014 Technology Award First Place
DBIA | Design Build Institute of America:
2014 National Award of Merit, Civic Building Category
ENR Mountain States:
2013 Best Renovation/Restoration Project
GSA | U.S. General Services Administration:
2014 Design Award Citation for Architecture, Engineering, Interiors, Preservation
Design Features:
Rooftop Photovoltaics
Project Summary:
The Aspinall U.S. Courthouse modernization/high-performing green building renovation preserves an anchor in Grand Junction, and converts the 1918 landmark into one of the most energy efficient, sustainable historic buildings in the country. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the $15 million project aims to be GSA’s first net-zero energy facility on the National Register. The project has achieved LEED® Platinum certification, and scores in the top 2% of LEED-NC v2009 projects on the U.S. Green Building Council's Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG).

The project exemplifies sustainable preservation. It includes the restoration of historic volumes and finishes within both public and work spaces. Innovative building systems are incorporated to allow the building's prominent spaces to be preserved and showcased, while drastically reducing energy consumption. The modernization provides contemporary design that promotes public interaction. Exterior upgrades and roof replacement featuring Energy Star membrane and photovoltaic arrays are sensitively designed to be compatible with historic assets. New design elements compliment preserved historic features while remaining clearly distinguished from them.

Originally designed under U.S. Treasury Department supervising architect James Wetmore, the Aspinall was first constructed as a U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in 1918. In 1939, a substantial addition extended the building to the east. The three story multiuse building houses the U.S. District Courts and various federal agencies.

(Source: AIA COTE 2014)
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Design and Construction Team:
Beck
General Contractor
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The Beck Group, Westlake Reed Leskosky