DAF January Tour Recap – Colorado Academy New Upper School

Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Colorado Academy Upper School P

hoto by Trevor Brown

Location: 3800 South Pierce Street, Denver, CO 80235

Owner:  Colorado Academy

Architect: Klipp Architecture

Contractor:  Fransen-Pittman General Contractors

Colorado Acacemy Upper School Entry Lobby

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 Upper School Entry Area

Colorado Academy’s brand-new high school building opened on January 7, 2013 and boasts many eco-friendly features among its attributes.

Colorado Academy Upper School Entry Stair

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.

Colorado Academy Upper School Lecture Hall

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.

Colorado Academy Upper School Hallway

Colorado Acacemy Upper School Top Floor

The hallways often hum with the excitement of student club and advisory activities.

Colorado Acacemy Upper School Student Lounge

New digital signage, creativity walls, student lounge spaces and student artwork enliven this state-of-the-art learning space.

Colorado Academy Upper School Classroom

Colorado Academy Upper School Skylight

Colorado Acacemy Upper School Shop Area