OLC Architecture, Interiors, and Aquatics (OLC), K/O Architects, Lynn Long Planning and Design and FCI Constructors complete construction of the 4-H Youth Community Arena at The Ranch Events Complex in Larimer County, Colorado.
This state-of-the-art facility serves as an indoor practice and show arena, catering to the Larimer County 4-H Club and the wider community. Among its outstanding features are a fully equipped classroom with cutting-edge audio and video systems for educational and training purposes, dedicated offices for administrative and show personnel, a Judges Room, and a Livestock Demonstration Classroom. This specialized classroom comes complete with animal wash racks and tiered spectator seating, designed to teach people of all ages the proper grooming and care techniques for various types of livestock. The indoor arena itself is incredibly versatile and adaptable, boasting multi-use footing and a generous size, with dimensions of up to 125’ x 200’ for a riding arena. It offers convenient semi-tractor trailer access and ample space for vendors and food trucks, making it suitable for a wide range of events and activities. Additionally, there is a covered outdoor trailer loading/unloading area, an enclosed outdoor penning space, and plenty of indoor storage capacity. In essence, The Ranch Events Complex is a comprehensive and indispensable asset to our community for all things related to livestock. OLC is the Architect of Record for other Equine / Livestock improvement projects at The Ranch completed in 2023, including an RV Lot and Trailer Parking area, the Warm-up Arena Expansion at the MAC Equipment Arena, and The Ranch Maintenance Building Expansion with the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Office Addition.
OLC was the Architect or Record; K/O was the Equestrian and Livestock Design Specialist; Lynn Long Planning and Design provided Equestrian and Livestock Planning and Interior Design. FCI Constructors was the General Contractor for the project.
ABOUT OLC OLC Architecture, Interiors and Aquatics designs community spaces for health and play, often centered around recreation and aquatics. It’s a passion our founders dove into in 1961, and a space we’ve been playing in ever since. With offices in Denver, Orlando, Tokyo, and Cairo we’ve engaged with 500+ clients world-wide to create community spaces with the same types of spaces that you require for this contract. We love to create and renovate spaces for municipal clients that foster connection through because we care about the health of each community we collaborate with in the design process. For more information visit olcdesigns.com.
ABOUT K/O ARCHITECTS Located in central Iowa, K/O are National Level Fairground Designer/Planners. K/O has worked on fairground assignments throughout the United States since 1885. K/O’s extensive resume includes new fairground design, renovation, building design and master planning. Other services include: programming, infrastructure repair, building renovation, new construction, site planning, building design, and construction coordination. For more information visit https://www.K-O.com.
ABOUT LYNN LONG PLANNING AND DESIGN Lynn Long Planning and Design, LLC (LLPD) is an Equestrian Facility Design Specialist, with over 25 years’ expertise in design of Fairgrounds, Horse Show Grounds, Event Center Equestrian Facilities, Commercial Training Facilities, as well as Private Horse Farms across the US.
ABOUT FCI Constructors, Inc. FCI Constructors is an employee-owned construction firm building in Colorado for the past four decades. Our wide-ranging experience has been primarily based in public sector and community-oriented work, including recreational, educational, and municipal projects. When FCI began as a company in 1978, it was with the commitment that we would be a client service-oriented organization. Each of our team members would hold the complete satisfaction of our clients as the driving force behind why we do what we do. Those values are still at the heart of who we are 46 years later; they are the foundation upon which we have built our identity. Visit https://www.fciol.com for more information.