Colorado PK-12 schools have been consistent, often repeat, clients throughout Nunn Construction’s 40-year history. In Colorado Springs alone, Nunn has worked on 72 projects for the local school districts, ranging from brand new elementary schools to additions and renovations for aging buildings.
Following COVID-19’s impact on PK-12 education, we understand how our school projects share a renewed sense of importance especially now: They are key to creating welcoming environments that keep students in school. Ever since the pandemic started, chronic absenteeism has doubled among school children, meaning more students are missing at least 10 percent of the school year.
We are proud to partner with multiple Colorado Springs area school districts, which are fulfilling their duty to keep children in school and fighting tirelessly to fund adaptable, modern learning environments that support their education. Just a few examples include:
The Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning’s facilities were originally built in 1955 without an air conditioning system. An addition and renovation project finished in 2020 upgraded MEP systems with a new mechanical system layout in addition to adding five classrooms, student and faculty restrooms, an expanded gymnasium with a teaching platform, and an administrative suite with a security vestibule.
SIERRA HIGH SCHOOL, HARRISON SCHOOL DISTRICT 2
As a part of the Facilities Improvement Bond the District passed in 2018, Sierra High School started a renovation project that includes a health/medical science wing. Nunn is currently converting the former auto shop into a classroom for nursing and EMTs, complete with hospital and ambulance bays to provide students with holistic health care education. The renovation is on track for completion this fall.
Nunn added a Career Technology Education wing to the existing high school. Opening to students in fall 2019, the CTE wing gave students access to an automotive shop, construction trades, wood shop, pre-engineering, and 3D print lab support areas, all places to develop and hone valuable skills.
We understand a school district’s job is demanding and constant. Their list of responsibilities grows without them also needing to find ways to secure funding for projects that will fulfill the ample needs of their schools. We applaud our Colorado Springs school districts for their commitment to their students, staff, and their ongoing mission to provide comfortable, modernized learning environments for our community’s children.