K-12 Education: Award of Merit: Riverview School
Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Award of Merit
Owner: Roaring Fork School District RE-1
Lead Design Firm: CannonDesign (Formerly Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects)
Owner’s Rep: NG5
General Contractor: Haselden Construction LLC
Structural Engineer: Reizian Structural Engineers LLC
MEP Engineer: MKK Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect: DHM Design
Playground Design: ID Sculpture
Key Subcontractors: DG Construction; DSI; EC Electric; Falcon Plumbing & Heating; Heyl Construction; PSI; Superior Roofing; Two Rivers Masonry; Western Slope Iron & Steel
Riverview School lives up to its name. It features spectacular views of the Roaring Fork River, just south of Glenwood Springs, Colo. Riverview houses nearly 350 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, and it can hold 100 more. The school is built both for educational excellence and security, with a flexible design that promotes collaboration and dual-language instruction. That’s key for an increasingly diverse group of students in Glenwood Springs.
Digging the foundation required considerable excavation of rock and even the purchase of a special rock bucket. Building in the heart of the Rocky Mountains is always difficult, and when a project is nestled between two major ski areas, snow is frequently in the forecast. Still, the team persevered, and students in Glenwood Springs have a bright new facility that fits in well with the area.