Larimer County Fairgrounds – The Ranch
Situated in beautiful Northern Colorado, the county fairgrounds feature six separate buildings, known collectively as “The Ranch,” the premier, multi-purpose entertainment and event complex in the area. It boasts 375,000 square feet of event space just off I-25, 40 minutes North of Denver. This state-of-the-art complex can accommodate a variety of events from trade shows, conferences and meetings to concerts and festivals.
U.S. Engineering negotiated the design-assist project based on our local presence and fee proposal. The entire project consisted of six separate buildings on the proposed site, including a 162,000-square-foot Events Center to house an expansion hockey team and rodeos; two 43,000-square-foot animal pavilions for the youth 4-H Clubs, a smaller 70,000-square-foot indoor arena; a 56,000-square-foot exhibition building; and an 8,000-square-foot maintenance building.
U.S. Engineering worked closely with the design team to help establish early design development drawings to fit the owner’s budget. The events center took on many different faces during the initial design meeting before becoming the region’s largest sports complex.