Animas Valley Elementary School

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At-a-glance:
Project location: Colorado
Size: 44,000 square feet
Date completed: 1996

• 44,000 sf elementary school

• $2,200,000 budget

• 850 students

• Design/Bid/Build project


A co-design Design/Bid/Build project, together with R. Michael Bell, this was a new school facility in the rural Animas Valley area near Durango.


It was a single-story masonry building design with a wood-frame roof system and a metal roof.


As a K-6 elementary school, it provides classrooms for 850 students, together with assocated administrative space, cafeteria, administrative space, and open recreation areas.


The project budget was $2,200,000, with only one no-cost change order.


Construction time was 9 months.


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