Montezuma-Cortez High School
Cortez, CO

Project Details

PK-12 Education

Montezuma-Cortez School District
July 2015
Completion Date
152,000 sq. ft.
Dekker Perich Sabatini Ltd.

The new Montezuma-Cortez High School is a 152,000 SF two story building with a 30-acre site development. The new school includes specialized Career and Technical Education (CTE) Classrooms that enable hands-on instruction for their culinary arts, journalism, agriculture, fire science, band, choir, drama, and art programs. 

The building is LEED® certified Gold, utilizing geothermal/ground source heat pump system, photovoltaic panels, water-conserving plumbing fixtures and landscaping to provide energy savings for the life of the building. Within the first year of operation, the school saved more energy than 89 percent of similar schools in the country.

The project was delivered utilizing four bid packages to fast-track the construction schedule. Through Nunn’s extensive preconstruction services, the project design was coordinated with the available construction budget without requiring major re-design time lost during preconstruction.

  • LEED® Certified Gold
  • BEST Grant Recipient
  • 30 Acre Site Development
  • Career & Technical Education Specialized Classrooms
  • 450 Seat Auditorium
  • 40% Energy Cost Savings
  • Ample, Controlled Daylighting
  • Efficient Building Envelope System
“Always willing to follow up on questions or concerns, the Nunn team made it possible to achieve our goals even when our plans changed along the way. It is obvious that the Nunn Team is passionate about the construction process and they made sure the result was up to our high standards.”
Dr. Alex Carter (Former) Superintendent - Montezuma Cortez HS