Grand Mountain PK-8 School
Colorado Springs, CO

Project Details

PK-12 Education

Widefield School District #3
August 2019
Completion Date
113,000 s.f.
LKA Partners, Inc

Construction of the new computer science focused PK-8 school in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood allows Widefield School District to enhance the education experience for 900 students, moving kids from portable classrooms into a 21st century learning environment.

The first school to be built within the district in 22 years, the facility provides 55 classrooms with grouped pods on two-levels for first through eighth grade, and a single story wing dedicated to preschool and kindergarten classes. The new school also includes a gymnasium, locker rooms, a library, commons area that doubles as a cafeteria and an administration suite.

The 25 acre site was barren with no roads leading to it when Nunn broke ground on the new school in June 2018. Site work includes a football field and track, softball field, soccer field, detention pond, a bus loop, and a large faculty and parent parking lot.

The design incorporates energy-efficient lighting and mechanical systems, drought-tolerant native landscaping, and areas for breakout sessions and community gatherings. Through the use of the LEAN Construction and Last Planner System, the 20 lost days were recovered and the project completed 11 days early.

  • First school built in the District in 22 years
  • Returned over $260K of project savings to Owner
  • Made up 11 lost days due to weather
  • Completed new sitework and roads to school on tight schedule
“They delivered a truly quality product in a timely manner and treated our project as if it was their own. All members of their team take great pride in their work and reputation. They worked very closely with us throughout the process to ensure all our special requirements were addressed to OUR satisfaction. The project not only was completed ahead of schedule, but was also done under budget.”
Donald R. Shiverdecker Executive Director, Long Range Planning & Special Projects - Widefield School District #3