Architect & Owners Rep Selected for Fire Station/City Hall Project
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-March 7, 2022-After a comprehensive national search, the City of Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District, has selected Colorado headquartered firms Davis Partnership to serve as Architect of Record and Wember, as Owner’s Representative for the new downtown Fire Station and City Hall project.
“We were thoroughly impressed by each firm’s experience on projects like this as well as their enthusiasm and commitment to the community they will be serving,” said Deputy City Manager Tom Leeson, who is leading the project from the city’s side. “By aligning with the best, we’re looking to build a sustainable facility that fits into the character and authenticity of downtown and serves the community for decades to come.”
The city conducted a nationwide request for proposals on both areas of specialties for the project and narrowed the search down to 9 firms. The finalists were interviewed by a panel of city staff and industry representatives, which saw Davis Partnership & Wember stand out among the competing firms.
Davis Partnership Architects & Anderson Hallas Architects will provide a joint venture to bring two critical municipal projects to life for the community. Both firms are long established Colorado companies and have experience working in the Yampa Valley including Centennial Hall, the Community Center, Yampa Valley Medical Center, and the Routt County Courthouse. Davis Partnership will act as the architect of record and serve as the primary on the Fire Station while Anderson Hallas will concentrate on City Hall. The depth of project experience by both firms ensures the highest value, aesthetic, and performance for each facility. Plus, the project manager was born and raised in Steamboat Springs.
Wember is an employee-owned, Colorado based company that serves as the owner’s representative in the management of capital improvement projects. Over 17 years in business, the firm’s proven methodology and technology applications have reduce risk and provide transparency for more than 160 projects. Each project is delivered on schedule, within budget, and embraced by the community it serves. Wember has served in this role for several fire station, municipal and civic projects and is currently working with Routt County on the Health & Human Services building.
With the announcement, the city has secured key partners in the multi-million-dollar project to design and construct a new downtown City Hall and Fire Station. Built on the current City Hall location (137 10th Street), the facility will create a downtown civic campus housing numerous municipal services in a central site that is easily accessible by citizens.
Over the process, an extensive community engagement campaign will accompany the different phases of the project working with the public to create an environment that fosters confidence and trust.
Tom Leeson, Deputy City Manager, 970.871.8249 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email
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