The project scope was to transition an existing three story office building (with basement) previously occupied by a telecommunications client into a school intended to serve a charter school, STRIVE Preparatory, in association with Denver Public Schools. The first phase of work was to modify the first floor and existing building system infrastructure to accommodate the change … Continued
Portfolio Filter: K-12 Education
Elder Grove School in Billings, MT was shut down for the summer of 2014 to complete major updates and renovations for the 2014-2015 school year. The bond that passed allowed for the funding to renovate several spaces that allowed the fi ve building campus to be more connected, making it easier for students and teachers to navigate through … Continued
Originally built in 1928, Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer Elementary School needed many improvements and enhancements to its electrical, mechanical, and lighting systems to keep up with the school’s growing demand and increasing population. MKK provided mechanical and electrical design services for the remodel of Pioneer Elementary school. The remodel included restroom renovations, a new mechanical system … Continued
High Plains PreK-8 School is the newest addition to the Thompson School District. Designed as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) facility, the school opened its doors in Fall of 2016 to nearly 600 students. The North wing houses administrative offices, Pre-K and Kindergarten suites, a gymnasium, and cafeteria. The South wing houses … Continued
MKK provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing services for the updates to the Elysian Elementary School located in School District 23. Due to the total number of student enrollment having almost doubled in the past five years, it was important to expand the school to add classrooms, common areas and update various features throughout the facility.
MKK provided mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, and lighting design services for the new two-story 300,000 sf Laramie High School in Wyoming. As the largest high school in the state, this facility is equipped with the latest technology; a state-of-the-art theatre, a heated Olympic sized indoor swimming pool, main and auxiliary gyms, production lavatories, and an auditorium. … Continued
The 14-story complex for the Denver Public Schools houses the new home for the administrative offices, Emily Griffith Technology College and High School.
Sunrise Elementary was the first of four elementary schools constructed for Laramie County School District #1 with a similar design concept. The school incorporates classrooms for K-6 plus media, multipurpose, art, and music spaces with a total area of approximately 48,000 square feet. With the use of common standards in an energy-efficient MEP design, LCSD#1 … Continued
As part of a $41.5 Million bond initiative, Range View Elementary School is a new elementary school to meet the educational needs of the Severance, Colorado community. The new facility incorporated a ground source heat pump interlocked with classroom occupancy sensors to minimize operating expenses.
The new Longfellow Elementary School replaced an existing, aging facility, with 52,800 SF of sustainable space. The school district’s goal was to achieve certification for exemplary sustainable design through the Colorado Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) program. A requirement of certification was energy modeling to provide the efficiency of the design. Using the energy … Continued
Designed for 1000 students, the Aurora Public Schools Edna and John W. Mosley P-8 is designed to serve as either a single configuration or as two different schools each with the ability to serve 450+ students. The new school consists of two-separate two-story academic wings. Each wing will house eight core curriculum classrooms per floor. Laid … Continued
Jefferson County Open School is a progressive, public alternative school available to students, grades pre-kindergarten through 12th. The school meets the needs of hundreds of students each year seeking a dynamic environment that fosters individual development. The renovations included a major demolition of an entire section of the existing school and extensive remodeling of two … Continued
A new Tongue River High School was designed to replace the existing high school on the same property. The new facility includes general and science classrooms, a technology lab, library, oversized gymnasium, and a 300-seat auditorium. The construction of the new high school and transition into the new school had to be carefully planned to … Continued
The new Natatorium within the Green River High School includes a total of three pool areas including an eight lane competition pool, 3,150 SF diving pool, and a 900 SF warm temperature therapy pool. The center also includes an expanded amount of spectator seating in comparison to the previous facility. It is intended that the … Continued
Fossil Ridge High School achieved Colorado’s first LEED Silver certification for a high school. By connecting HVAC fan coils to occupancy sensors, using energy recovery systems, and even turning ice into a coolant, many systems work harmoniously and result in this school being 60% more energy efficient than comparable buildings.
As the first Colorado school to achieve LEED Platinum certification, this 1924 era middle school underwent a significant renovation to reduce energy costs while preserving the school’s historic foundation. The building utilizes a ground source heat pump with water to both heat and cool the building’s occupants. Other solutions included a state-of-the-art building lighting control … Continued
Vista PEAK (Prepare, Explore, Access, Knowledge) Exploratory School, a new 106,000 SF, preschool through eighth grade facility offers students early specialization within four specific pathways: science, technology, engineering and math; business and finance; health sciences; and visual arts and design. This innovative new “pathways” method will play a central role in the Vista PEAK Exploratory School, … Continued