BURKETTDESIGN served as architect on the conversion of the former Platte Valley Medical Center into a multi-tenant community education and resource center for a rapidly growing suburb of metropolitan Denver, Colorado
To promote the re-use of a 25 year old former hospital building as an asset to the community, the Brighton Urban Renewal Authority was partnering with the Community Reach Center Foundation to develop a "Lifelong Learning and Resource Center". The plans called for the campus to house a large pre-school center, community college branch, workforce/job training center, family health clinic, continuing education center for a four-year university, high-school science/robotic lab complex, mental health services agency, a coffee shop, as well as a health sciences training facility. Expansion space was identified for other non-profit educational tenants.
In addition to a complete renovation of the interior, BURKETDESIGN worked with the client to develop a signature entry structure to update the exterior identity of the complex and serve as a central gathering point on the large campus.