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  Mountain Range High School, Page 30Mountain Range High School

DLR Group
525 North Cascade, #200, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

LOCATION: Westminster, Colorado
DATE BID: Apr 2004
Construction Period: Apr 2004 to July 2006
Total Square Feet: 247,000 
SITE: 55 acres. 
BUILDING SIZE: First floor, 190,000; second floor, 57,000; total, 247,000 square feet. 
Building Height: First floor, 14’; second floor, 14’; floor to floor, 14’; total, 32’ average. 
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural steel, load bearing CMU.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, metal panel. 
Roof: Built-up, metal. 
Floors: Concrete. 
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, CMU.

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Adolfson & Peterson Construction - 797 Ventura Street, Aurora, CO 80011 
structural Engineer: Martin/Martin - 12499 W. Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: The RMH Group - 12600 W. Colfax Avenue, #A400, Lakewood, CO 80215
Landscape Architect: William Guman & Associates Ltd. - 815 N. Weber Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

The fundamental architectural design goal was to create a high school that displays the school district’s eight traits of a graduate: competent, creative, productive, healthy, ethical, successful, thoughtful, and a good citizen. The design supports the delivery of education and the development of these traits by the creation of a variety of spaces and environments in which the students can expand their knowledge base and develop social skills. Organizationally, the plan concept, form of the building, and site clearly articulate the student and public circulation patterns for daily use, special events, organization of the academic core, administrative area, performing arts, athletic spaces, and the centralized student commons. Additionally, the instructional core of the building is planned to allow the educational delivery to change between grade level, career path, academy and departmental organizations models.

The Mountain Range High School is to initially house 1,800 students and grow to a maximum student capacity of 2,200. The facility houses educational wings, administration, course-specific classrooms, video studio, fully functional theater, student commons, and comprehensive sports facilities. The high school campus will also accommodate two multi-purpose fields, football field, complete track and field facilities, four tennis courts, two softball fields, and two baseball fields.

As part of the design requirements for this project, the design team was required to meet the following energy performance guidelines: Limit energy consumption to 1.0 watts/SF electric lighting only; Integrate electric lighting plus daylighting to reduce to 0.5 watts/SF; and Limit average annual energy consumption to 60,000 Btu/SF/Yr.

The design was modeled during various stages of the project in the DOE2 software to determine that the building systems could meet these requirements. 

The site has 32 acres that are irrigated for sports facilities and landscaping. The design team has calculated 640,000 net gallons per week is required. The water supply for the project is provided by the City of Westminster Reclaimed Water Department. The non-potable lines are located in the street adjacent to the property. An 80% reduction in usage rates (as compared to the potable system) will be realized by the owner.

Div. 7: Built-Up: Firestone; Manufactured Roofing & Siding: Berridge Manufacturing. 
Div. 8: Windows, Entrances & Storefronts: Vistawall; Wood Doors: Marshfield; Hardware: Adams Rite, Glynn Johnson, LCN, Markar, National Guard, Pemko, Rixson, Schlage, Trimco, Von Duprin. 
Div. 9: VCT: Armstrong; Carpet: Interface.
Div. 10: Partition System: HUFCOR, 5000 Series; Access Floors: Tate.
Div. 16: Lighting: Columbia, Prescolite, Finelite.

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