Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center – Rehabilitation

A National Historic Landmark, the 1909 Breckenridge Schoolhouse underwent a two-year comprehensive rehabilitation to become the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and Summit County South Branch Library. The 26,000-square-foot space features a new 160-seat feature film theater, a community conference space, a library with multipurpose meeting spaces, expanded reading areas, state-of-the-art technology, coffee shop, and other amenities.

Early in the design phase, 360 Engineering provided cost-saving mechanical engineering consulting to the Town of Breckenridge. Based on research and evaluation of local climate data, the team determined that a full mechanical cooling system was not required. A passive cooling system was the most suitable solution. This determination resulted in a positive impact on the Town’s budget and allowed them to maximize return for their investment in other areas of the building. 360 Engineering also designed a new facility-wide mechanical system to accommodate the building’s changed use, including the use of high efficiency condensing boilers.


Breckenridge, Colorado


Town of Breckenridge


Anderson Hallas Architects