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Perkins+Will/Sink Combs Dethlefs
475 Lincoln St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80203

Phone: (303) 308-0200
Fax: (303) 308-0222

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Perkins+Will believes in a holistic view of health and wellbeing, and through our buildings we create important forums that are helping students, faculty, staff improve their physical, mental and spiritual health. Expanding the mission of health and wellbeing is becoming increasingly integrated with areas that have been traditionally considered separately. Areas such as health and counseling services, student life activities, sports medicine, exercise science, and nutrition are collaborating with the programs and spaces included in athletic and campus recreation facilities. We offer a very different approach to the programming, planning and design of facilities designed for competition, wellbeing, and social interaction – this is a “life experience building”. We are one of a few firms in North America that has a balanced portfolio of K-12, higher education, community, healthcare facilities and professional venues.

See projects from this firm that have been featured in the Architectural Showcase:

    Denver Broncos Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse at the UCHealth Training Center

    Englewood, Colorado

    The Denver Broncos football program desired an indoor practice facility to allow them to practice continuously through the unpredictable Colorado weather.  The franchise also desired additional training, retail, and media/studio space to support the droves of fans that come out to support the team during open practices.  Sink Combs Dethlefs was hired after a national design competition to design the indoor facility located next to the Broncos’ Headquarters in Arapahoe County.

    Cost: $26.5 million
    SqFt: 118,474 sq. ft.

    The Meadows Community Recreation Centre and Edmonton Library

    Edmonton Alberta

    Indoor amenities include a twin-pad ice arena; recreational/competition and therapy pools; a 2-level fitness area with an indoor track; a gymnasium; community multipurpose rooms, and a 15,000-square-foot library.
    Complementary outdoor amenities include a leisure skate area, multi-use courts, an exterior library reading garden, a spray park, & beach volleyball courts.

    Cost: $94 million (Canadian)
    SqFt: 235,000

    The University of Michigan, William Davidson Player Development Center at the Crisler Center

    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Sink Combs Dethlefs working with TMP was hired by the University of Michigan to design a new practice facility adjacent to Crisler Arena.  The basketball player development center has everything the teams need: dedicated practice courts, offices for the basketball staff, larger locker rooms, state-of-the-art athletic training/strength and conditioning areas, flexible-use meeting spaces, team video room, and a Michigan Basketball Hall of Fame which will be open to the public.

    Cost: $23.2 million
    SqFt: 63,000 sq. ft.

    Williston Area Recreation Center

    Williston, North Dakota

    Sink Combs Dethlefs working with JLG Architects designed Williston Area Recreation Center (ARC), which is the largest parks district-owned rec center in the nation and offers a wide variety of amenities to the public.
    The largest area within the ARC combines four basketball courts and the 200-meter competition track, set in the 56,373-square-foot, 4 basketball court multi-use space.  Another area includes a 40- by 60-yard indoor turf fieldhouse.  It also houses two dedicated and four retractable batting cages for baseball enthusiasts.

    Cost: $70 million
    SqFt: 240,000 sq. ft.