On Tuesday, May 8th, the Society for Marketing Professional Services and AIA Colorado conducted a hard hat tour at Legacy Peak Elementary School and the Center for Modern Learning. The tour was led by Academy District 20’s Henry Reitweisner and Eldrick Hill along with our design partner Hord Coplan Macht and project architect Carson Sheilds. Nunn Construction guided attendees through the entire school explaining unique design features and showing construction progress in each area.
Set to open in August 2018, the new elementary school will be home to 600 Pre-K through 5th graders. The CML will provide a new home for the online high school, the Calvert Online K-8 School, and the Home School Academy. It will also include spaces for cyber security and coding classes, as well as a makerpace. Opening shortly after the elementary school, the Challenger Learning Center is another component of the CML, being relocated from Challenger Middle School in District 20.
The Elementary School and Center for Modern Learning is the first project of an 80-acre master planned school site. Working with a complex scope and accelerated schedule, HCM adapted a prototype elementary school, built elsewhere in Colorado, to the District 20 site. Through a series of bid packages, Nunn Construction broke ground and began earthwork just three months after project award. Working together with the architect, contractor and owner, through a Design-Build Delivery Method, the Center for Modern Learning will open with the Elementary School in August, a few months earlier than originally scheduled.
Stay tuned for more updates and the grand opening of Legacy Peak later this summer!