The BR&P designed Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs was presented an ABC Excellence in Construction Award by the Associated Builders & Contractors of Oklahoma. Now in its 31st year, the Excellence in Construction Awards are designed to recognize and publicize outstanding projects built by members of its association.
The project originally began as a BR&P designed Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center. However, due to the recession in 2008, construction stopped, the building was mothballed and stayed boarded up for seven years. In 2015, Great Wolf Lodge purchased the property with a vision to convert it to their unique hotel and water park brand, one targeted toward millennial parents and their children. Butler, Rosenbury & Partners served as architect of record in collaboration with ADCI, Great Wolf’s design architect.
The Great Wolf Lodge includes a 311-room all-suite hotel and a 50,000 sq. ft. indoor water park. This one-stop destination for families also features a 20,000 sq. ft. indoor entertainment area with mini golf, an arcade, mini bowling, a climbing wall and ropes course. The resort has a 20,000 sq. ft. conference center and eight venues for dining and drinks.
The ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The conference center is being used for business meetings, sports gatherings, wedding receptions and other events that bring revenue into the city. The resort also supports local farmers. The Great Wolf Lodge restaurant, Barnwood, features a farm to table concept, sourcing local and sustainable foods.
From Left to Right: ADCI Representatives & Mike Harned, AIA (BR&P Architect and Partner) at the ABC Awards Banquet
The ABC Excellence in Construction Award was received at the banquet held on October 26th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Winners in the competition are eligible to enter the National “Excellence in Construction” Awards Competition, sponsored by National Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Representatives from ADCI and FlintCo with the Great Wolf Lodge ABC Excellence in Construction Award
Owner: Great Wolf Lodge
Architect of Record: Butler, Rosenbury & Partners
Design Architect: ADCI
General Contractor: FlintCo, LLC
Civil Engineers: Classic Consulting Engineers & Surveyors
Code Consulting and Smoke Modeling of Atrium: Aon Fire Protection Engineering Corporation
Consulting MEP Engineer: Malone Finkle Eckhardt & Collins, Inc.
Consulting Structural Engineer: J&M Engineering
Landscape Architects: Natural Design Solutions, Inc.
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