Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
hoto by Trevor Brown
Location: 3800 South Pierce Street, Denver, CO 80235
Owner: Colorado Academy
Architect: Klipp Architecture
Contractor: Fransen-Pittman General Contractors
The Denver Architectural Foundation gave a tour of the new Colorado Academy Upper School. The tour was given by the CA staff and members of the Klipp Architecture design team, followed by a reception serving light refreshments.
Colorado Academy’s brand-new high school building opened on January 7, 2013 and boasts many eco-friendly features among its attributes.
It contains Knowles Hall, a 120-seat presentation facility, named for a former Colorado Academy Trustee, Thomas Knowles, and an Innovation Lab, Colorado Academy’s “garage” development space for creative projects and innovative classes.
The Upper School is the hub of activity for approximately 355 students in grades 9-12 and 46 faculty members. In addition to classrooms and math and science labs, administrative offices, the College Counseling and Upper School Counselor’s offices are also housed here.
The hallways often hum with the excitement of student club and advisory activities.
New digital signage, creativity walls, student lounge spaces and student artwork enliven this state-of-the-art learning space.