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The first floor of the Annex has reopened!
- The Fitness Center is open. Access the Fitness Center from the Annex North Entry. The East Entry and corridor will remain closed.
- The Colorado Gallery of the Arts - Join us for This is Colorado - Hosted by The Heritage Fine Art Guild on exhibit August 29 - September 21. Also visit our virtual exhibitions.
- Deliveries are being received as usual. Staff can pick up Mail and Print Services in M1030.
ACC is expanding its healthcare programming with the creation of the ACC Health Innovation Center. The Health Innovation Center will allow ACC to expand critical programming to address shortages in the healthcare industry workforce. The Center will serve residents and healthcare industry partners throughout Arapahoe and Douglas counties through the preparation of available local talent - with a focus on simulated and active-learning experiences - to increase the pool of well-trained candidates to fill high-growth, high-demand healthcare jobs in our south metro Denver communities. This integrated instructional model, will improve collaboration and dialogue between healthcare disciplines while preparing students to better serve patients as they transition between local providers. The Health Innovation Center's simulated education spaces will be used across all of ACC's health programs and specialties.
The Annex opened in 1975 and houses ACC's healthcare programs.
In the Spring of 2017, ACC received approval from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education for its Facility Master Plan for the college’s campuses. The outcome provides a plan to guide the college for five years of facility planning to support the college's mission. The approval utilizes guidelines by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, and the Colorado Department of Higher Education and includes information from the November 2010 Master Plan and facility audits.
Our first goal in this plan was the Sturm Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock which we opened in 2019. Our second goal, the renovation of the Annex. Workshops began on August 17, 2017, with faculty, program directors, students, and campus leadership. From there workshops, meetings and initial planning continued until a final draft review on January 15, 2018. Our Program Plan for the Healthcare Integration and Annex Renovation was then submitted to the Colorado Capital Development Committee, and we submitted this plan each year for funding until it was finally approved in the Fall of 2021.
As you know, a lot has happened since 2017. The biggest change is the significant increase in the cost to build our planned vision. What has not changed are our goals to improve the Annex making it a Healthcare Innovation Center. The renovation of our Annex building and the development of the ACC Health Innovation Center is central to our mission of preparing students for academic and career success while serving our communities now and in the future through the development of a talented healthcare workforce.
- Code required upgrades including fire separation of Main and Annex buildings and addition of fire suppression system throughout the Annex building
- Abatement of asbestos containing materials in areas of work
- Replacement of rooftop units
- Improvements of ADA accessibility, including upgrading 4 existing entrances, 2 ramps and 2 stairways
- Addition of 2,754 square feet to include a 3-stop elevator, new entry, student lounge, IT closets, and four unisex restrooms
- 2 new unisex / ADA restrooms with showers in the Fitness Center
- 2 nursing skills labs with 6 patient bed stations each
- PTA Skills Lab with 11 therapy tables and modality training stations
- 3 New EMS Skills Training rooms and 32 seat EMT Training classroom with ambulance simulator
- 2 36-seat nursing classrooms, a 24-seat nursing classroom and a 30-seat nursing classroom, plus 2 skills training rooms that can incorporate 360-degree simulation technology
- A 22-seat paramedic classroom, a 70-seat classroom that will allow entire cohorts of students to be in one room
- A nurse aid skills lab with 6-patient bed stations and a 24-seat classroom
- A 5-bed simulated hospital nursing skills lab
- A MOT / MAP integrated lab and 18-seat classroom
- LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification at a level of Silver or higher
Updated August 21, 2023
Please, pardon our dust. Construction is underway! These schedules are subject to change as we continue to refine the implementation plans.
- Defined alternate areas for renovation will be considered for funding from project contingency in Fall 2023. As funding allows, alternate areas will be added to the project with work then planned for either Spring or Summer semester.
- Existing restrooms and locker rooms in the Fitness Center will not be renovated. Two new ADA/Unisex toilet/shower rooms will be added. The gymnasium will be closed for a period in the Spring 2024 semester to allow for fire sprinklers and the work on the new toilet/shower rooms.
- Signage and wayfinding concepts are under review
- Furniture selections are being installed as rooms are complete
- Targets and goals are on schedule in this multi-phase project. Plans allow all the programs to remain in the building with instruction being provided to students.
- Contract documents, site logistics, analysis of construction phasing and durations, defining lead-times, sub-contractor and vendor agreements, pricing and cost information are complete.
Received submissions as a part of the Colorado Art in Public Places Program. Artist submission deadline was March 8, 2023
Reviewed submissions received through the Colorado Art in Public Places Program. Artist review deadline was April 10, 2023. Selection Team meeting was April 14, 2023
Starting May 15, the first floor of the Annex closed for the installation of new sprinkler and fire systems and start of construction. The Colorado Gallery of the Arts closed and had virtual exhibitions throughout the summer. Mail & Print Services relocated to M1030 with limited printing services. Concurrent Enrollment worked remotely through the summer. Automotive Technology remained open for classes. The Automotive area of the Annex is not affected by remodeling or construction. The Fitness Center remained open. A1110 and adjacent offices A1115, A1105, A1104 were relocated to Art & Design AD2100. Access to the Annex second floor was through the Main Building. Access to the Fitness Center was through the exterior door that leads directly into the Fitness Center (A1600) on the West Side of the Annex (off the South Lawn). Access to Automotive was through the exterior door on the East side of the Annex at A1850.
First floor base scope of construction includes:
- New student lounge at entry from Main building
- 2 new nursing skills labs
- 3 EMS skills labs and support room
- PTA classroom
- 2. nursing classrooms
- New student lounge and ADA ramp at entry to Automotive Technology
May 24, 2023
Public Art Project Committee interviewed and reviewed proposal presentations from 3 finalists. Artist Abbie Powers and her concept "on the backs of clouds" was selected for the Annex project.
August 21, 2023
The first floor of the Annex reopened for the start of the Fall Semester with access available through the main North Entrance for EMS classrooms, the Fitness Center, Automotive Technology, the Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Concurrent Enrollment and staff office suites. Three new EMS skills labs are complete. Construction will continue on the first and second floors with barriers (walls and doors) that will surround the ongoing work. Minor construction activities will take place in Annex corridors. The Nursing Skills Labs, PTA Lab, nursing classrooms, EMS 1415 Support Room, EMS 1515 Skills Lab and elevator addition will continue to be under construction. The East corridor that houses Mail and Print Services and classrooms A1430 - A1470 will remain closed as construction continues on classrooms. A1000, A1420 and A1590 classrooms have received new furniture. Temporary seating will be available in the new student lounges with new furniture being installed for the Spring 2024 semester. The South Entry/Exit is closed for construction of the elevator addition. An emergency exit path is in place through the Automotive Technology department.
August 23, 2023
Site walk through with Public Art Projects selected artist Abbie Powers. Review of possible lounge areas for art pieces
Winter Break 2023
Work will begin on the 2nd floor of the Annex. Phased areas and stairwells will receive installation of sprinkler, fire systems and other planned upgrades and construction.
2 nursing skills labs, PTA lab, 2 nursing classrooms, a new EMS support room and an Immersive Simulation room will be complete for the Spring 24 semester. The Fitness Center and some 2nd floor areas will be closed for the installation of new sprinkler and fire systems and other planned upgrades and construction.
Final phase of sprinkler and fire system work. A2140 and A2160 construction complete for Summer 2024. A 70-student classroom will be constructed.
Areas under renovation: A2100, A 2115, A2120, A2180
Impact Around Campus
During this transition, access to several areas of the Littleton Campus may be limited, including the ACC Fitness Center, disc golf course, and selected parking lots and entrances/exits at the Annex building. ACC is continuously working to develop solutions that will help minimize the impact of this remodel on students, employees and community members who utilize our facilities. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this project. Thank you for your understanding throughout the renovation process as we move forward with providing innovative and responsive educational opportunities for our students and the communities we serve. The women's locker room of the Fitness Center may be affected by a temporary exiting path during construction.
Areas under renovation starting May 15, 2023 - All work is subject to change.
A1000, A1010 office suite, A1100, A1104, A1110, A1105, A1115, A1120, A1130, A1140, A1150, A1205, A1210, A1215 office suite, A1300, A1302, A1303, A1410, A1415, A1420, A1424, A1425, A1427, A1430, A1435, A1450, A1470, A1480, A1482, A1484, A1488
The Colorado Gallery of the Arts will be closed Summer 23. Mail & Print Services will be relocated to M1030 for Mail Services. Printing services will be limited. Concurrent Enrollment will be remote.
Areas anticipated to be under renovation starting Fall 2023
Also - first floor corridor containing Mail and Printing Services and classrooms A1430 - A1470, Nursing Skills Labs, PTS lab, Nursing Classrooms, EMS Support Room, EMS Skills Lab, elevator addition
Areas anticipated to be under renovation starting Winter Break 2023
A1515, A1540, A1577, A1580, A1590, A1600, A1605, A1608, A1615, A1620, A1677, A1700, A1705, A1708, A1715, A2000, A2140, A2160, A 2225, A2280, Stair wells, Fitness Center
Areas anticipated to be under renovation starting Spring 2024
A2130, Fitness Center
Areas anticipated to be under renovation starting Summer 2024
A2100, A2110, A 2115, A2120,A2145, A2164, A2180, A2184, A2210
Capital Construction Funds
Senate Bill 21-205 signed May 17, 2021, allocated $8,364,000 of Capital Construction funds matched by $2,788,093 of ACC cash funds to provide for a project budget of $11,152,093 of which $7,950,000 will be used for construction services addressing required upgrades, infrastructure, ADA improvements, the new addition with elevator, and academic program expansion, with remaining funds applied to professional services, furniture, equipment, technology, and contingencies.
Arapahoe County Funds
Arapahoe County provided ACC with $3,500,000 in an ARPA Subrecipient Grant. The entirety of these funds will be applied to construction services to build out the Health Innovation Simulation Center.
HEERF (Higher Education Emergency Relief) Funds
HEERF funds in the amount of $1,145,000 will be used for HVAC upgrades to improve indoor air quality that will replace two existing rooftop units and add controls that will enable the spaces to be monitored for air quality and adjust the intake of outdoor air. HEERF funds will also support high-flex classrooms that allow students to be either in-person or remote. This will provide for speakers, amplifiers, controllers, three wall monitors, microphone, camera and associated racks, switches and cabling.
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What is happening to the Automotive Department?
Nothing. Our Automotive Technology programs will remain right where they are. This area of the Annex has already received updated sprinkler and fire systems. There will be no disruption to classes.
What accommodations will be upgraded in the remodel?
We will be adding an elevator, correcting the ramps on the North and South entrances of the first floor and adding additional ADA restrooms and shower rooms.
Why are students and staff not a part of this process?
The process for remodeling the Annex started in 2017 as a part of ACC's Five Year Master Plan. Students, faculty and staff were a part of workshops to define our plan. Over time, as we have awaited for funding, students, faculty and staff have changed so, this feels new to many. Please review the ACC Health Integration Renovation Program Plan for our starting timeline and process. Many faculty, staff, and advisory groups have been a part of the recent plans for the renovation that began in May 2022. The Annex Strategic working groups are made up of ACC faculty and staff experts who take into account our current and future students, our current and future needs, and how we will execute our plans with the least amount of disruption. Students and staff have been invited to participate in the various committees that meet to discuss decision processes.
What is happening in the Fitness Center?
The Fitness Center will have two new Accessible Unisex toilet and shower rooms added and will have fire sprinkler upgrades. The Fitness Center will be closed during part of the Spring 2024 semester to accommodate this work. Our goal is to have the Fitness Center closure be as short as possible. Dates will be announced as they are finalized.
Why is some of the funding being used for art?
Colorado Art in Public Places commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings. Colorado law requires 1% of the State's capital construction funds for new or renovated state buildings to pay for works of art. ACC is required to use $64,000 of funding for an art piece. ACC has 2 pieces on the Littleton Campus. A piece on ACC's former Parker Campus was turned over to Douglas County Schools with its sale. The ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus did not use state funding for it's construction. Art on the Castle Rock campus was created using images from ACC photography students, graphic design by the building architect DLR Group, and quotes from ACC students.
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