Type: Education Phase: Completed Date: 2007 Size: 120,000 sf
This two-story K-8 school programmed for 1,080 students is designed with a central organizational spine oriented on a north-south axis. Academic areas are on the west side, and activities, after school programs, and public areas are on the east. The ground floor accommodates kindergarten through fourth grade; the second floor, grades 5-8. All classrooms face north / south to maximize day-lighting opportunities.
The outdoor program includes a track and soccer facility, as well as playgrounds and gathering areas. The exterior of the building incorporates materials and horizontal banding that complement the school’s geological surroundings of Bear Creek and the Hogback ridge of the Rocky Mountain foothills.