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
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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
The University of Denver, Seeley G. Mudd classroom and research facility building, underwent a major mechanical system update to increase energy efficiency by reducing energy usage. MKK provided the mechanical design for the project that added a heat recovery system, and replaced two outside air handling units allowing for a smaller chiller to be put … Continued
MKK provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, commissioning and LEED services for an extensive renovation of the existing Club facility, as well as a major addition to the south side for a multi-purpose gymnasium space. The building’s renovation achieved a LEED Platinum Certification with the use of several high performance building strategies including reused/recycled materials, natural daylighting and … 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
The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) WYSS Wilderness Medicine Campus is a world-class educational facility located outside Lander, Wyoming. The school’s philosophy of “Leave No Trace,” left much imagination for the engineers to design a high performance campus that represented their vision. Rainwater harvesting, daylighting, and renewable energy collection were all key in reducing the … Continued
As a gateway to the future, the University of Wyoming is a leading Higher Education Institution for students from across the world and the 67,000sf Marian H Rochelle Gateway Center serves as a portal between. The building houses recruiting offices for the University, a Legacy Display Hall and several ballrooms which can combine into one … 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
MKK was the mechanical and electrical consultant for this new four-story, 188-bed residence hall and commons building. In addition to the design of this complex, the College planned a future expansion of cooling for an existing three-story dormitory as well as a potential new three-story residence hall. MKK delivered a cooling system with capacity to … Continued
Sheridan College brought MKK onboard to assist with commissioning services of an HVAC renovation for the existing Science Center. Systems included a packaged roof top equipment connected to new and existing ductwork, new utility meters (gas, electric, water), and DDC interface into the campus EMS system. Through commissioning the new systems, the college saves on … 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
The Marriott Springhill Suites, part of the MSU Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center is a teaching laboratory that provides a place for the highest quality level of hospitality training and research. The building incorporates a 150-unit hotel, hotel conference center and kitchen, student classrooms, and teaching laboratories into one complex located in the urban setting … Continued
University of Wyoming (UW) completed an $18.5 million major renovation upgrades to their campus that included classroom and laboratory upgrades to their Physical Sciences, Health Sciences, and Bio Sciences buildings. The mechanical design for the buildings requirements were to pursue not only energy efficiency, but also were required to meet the stringent requirements for indoor … Continued