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NCWCD Operations & Maintenance Facility

Berthoud, CO

The Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD) was operating out of many outdated shops spread throughout the City of Loveland. The scattered nature of the locations of the shop crews made coordination meetings and cross-training difficult.

NCWCD developed a program for a new, consolidated facility in Berthoud, just south of Loveland. Through a series of interactive design charrettes, NCWCD’s original program was refined into a master plan and design of a functional, attractive, consolidated facility that serves the needs of the staff of NCWCD. The new facility enables various skill sets among the crew to come together in one space, providing much greater efficiency and collaboration. The facility included administration buildings, vehicle repair shops, storage, maintenance shops, and heated vehicle storage.

Notable Design Features

  • The facility is used to educate tour groups about water resources and includes a scale model of the Big Thompson Project.
  • Extra-long bays were designed to accommodate tractor-trailer trucks with complete bridge crane coverage.
  • The facility was completely funded using money from revenue of water distribution.
Services Provided
Preliminary Design
Master Plan/Concept Design
Final Design
Equipment Industrial Design
Construction Administration
Facility Size

30,700 square feet

Construction Cost

$12,000,000