Project Details

Location: 
Greeley, Colorado
Owner: 
Weld County School District 6
Size: 
55,800 SF addition; 49,905 SF renovation
Market: 
K-12 Education
Method: 
Construction Management

McAuliffe K8 STEM Academy

S. Christa McAuliffe STEM Academy received a 55,800 SF addition and 49,905 SF renovation in response to the Weld County School District growth. The project produced a complete educational environment for Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, encompassing a liberal arts curriculum, healthy eating and exercise education, and community support. New developments included a principal administrative space near the main entrance, a second administrative space inside for counseling, and other confidential services. Classroom spaces include two maker labs, two media labs, STEM labs, elective spaces for fine and performing arts, and a full cafeteria. New spaces also included two complete gymnasiums, sufficient to accommodate middle grades-level competitive sports. Outdoor improvements include engineered traffic flows to streamline pickup, drop-off, and bus movements. Renovations were designed to also improve safety, traffic, and noise in the surrounding residential community.