GE Johnson, founded in 1967, has a long and illustrious history in Colorado Springs. The company recently completed the $49 million remodeling of Broadmoor West. GE Johnson’s project list includes the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, the Penrose Hospital East Tower, the Tri-Lakes YMCA, the Penrose Cancer Center, the USOC headquarters building and the Plaza of the Rockies.
Denver firm Anderson Mason Dale was chosen to be the Museum’s as executive architect. A local firm, RTA Architects, was a finalist but AMD won the prize.
AMD was the executive architect for Colorado College’s Cornerstone Arts Center as well. That may have weighed heavily in their favor, since former Colorado College president Dick Celeste heads the Olympic Museum project.
The project’s design architect has yet to be selected. The finalists include Diller Scofidio Renfro, Fentress Architects, Morphosis Architects, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects and Rex Architecture.
Fentress, the firm that designed the iconic tent-roofed terminal of Denver International Airport, is Denver-based, but its four competitors are based elsewhere.
The design architect presentations are scheduled for mid-July.