The Neenan Company served as the design-build partner for the project which included a total of 42,000-square-feet of facility additions as well as the remodel of 17,000-square-feet of existing space. Due to the facility expansions, the school has now incorporated the district’s third-grade education program into the campus, which previously housed only fourth through 12thgrades.
The project renovations also allowed for a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classroom, art classroom, and weight room as well as an expanded cafeteria and kitchen. The campus’ other new features include the largest indoor climbing wall in a Colorado high school, a multipurpose black box theatre that will also support the Telluride Film Festival, a dance studio that also supports the community dance program, and an artificial turf soccer field to extend the play season for school teams.
With sustainability as a priority to the Telluride School District and the surrounding community, The Neenan Company designed and built the updated facility to LEED standards, with the classroom addition to the intermediate school being submitted for LEED Silver certification. The project began after the bond measure was approved in 2014, with The Neenan Company completing the additions on an active campus.