Big Sandy PK-12 School
Simla, CO

Project Details

PK-12 Education

Big Sandy School District
July 2013
Completion Date
83,825 sf
Hord Coplan Macht

Big Sandy PK-12 School, in the rural town of Simla, CO, is segmented into three academic wings for elementary, middle, and high school with the fourth wing bringing all grade levels together through athletics, CTE classrooms, and the school cafeteria. Special laboratory facilities were a focus in the school building which include; chemistry classrooms, lab prep rooms, chemical storage, and fume hoods.

The 33 acre site development included practice fields, a track, play areas, car and bus parking, and off-site road and utility work. The school is LEED® Gold Certified, featuring a geothermal heating and cooling system, maximized day-lighting through building orientation, energy efficient equipment, light fixtures and exterior construction.

After the new PK-12 school was built, Nunn Construction demolished the existing school.


  • LEED® Certified Gold
  • BEST Grant Recipient
  • Cafeteria Doubles as Gathering Space for Community Events
  • Academic Wings to Distinguish Grade Levels
  • Classrooms oriented along East-West Axis to maximize natural daylighting
“We felt we received more personalized attention from Nunn Construction instead of being a “number” as one of many projects being built by a larger company.”
Steve Wilson Superintendent - Big Sandy School District 100J