The Laramie building in Golden, Colo., is home to the Jefferson County Workforce Development Center.

The two-story structure includes a walk-out basement and the flexibility to expand for future needs. Haselden assisted Jefferson County with site selection and delivered turnkey design-build services. We also worked closely with county officials to preserve the natural beauty of the building’s Colorado foothills location — including the 20-foot-high, 200-foot-long Laramie rock formation from which the building gets its name.

The curved, front-entry curtain wall skin ties into precast concrete panels, which flawlessly match the exposed architectural concrete foundation walls in color and texture. Color selection of the concrete was matched by taking rock samples from the site.

To meet the county’s geotechnical requirements, all 60,000 yards of blasted rock material from the building site were recycled onsite. No import or export was permitted. Using large excavating and D-10 machines, Haselden processed all clay stone to 2 inches or less and sandstone to 6 inches or less for use as structural and common fill on the site. Despite unforeseen conditions associated with the excavation process, the design-build team completed work three weeks early.