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K-12 Education Construction
Building Spaces to Learn
Pinkard has completed projects for Cherry Creek School District, Jefferson County Schools, Denver Public Schools, Adams County Five Star Schools, Boulder County School District, multiple private schools, new ground-up campuses, plus many occupied renovations that all account for our 38 K – 12 projects across Colorado. Pinkard and our experienced project teams understand the delicate safety and educational challenges that come with occupied school construction and the critical demands of creating exceptional learning environments in any school project, whether ground-up or renovation. Our value-based services ensure that you receive durable and quality construction with an eye toward life-cycle costing with a tight schedule and budgetary controls.
Our K-12 Experience, By The Numbers
$216 M Total
752K Sq. Ft. Built
Horace Mann K-8
Renovation of this 1930’s-era school included a stage expansion, replacing the auditorium ceiling and auditorium seating. Toilet partitions and gymnasium flooring were also included in the renovation, plus re-painting all walls and ceilings.
This super fast-tracked project was completed over summer break and was on time and in budget.
Graland New Commons Building
Graland Country Day School’s Anschutz Commons Building and Hamilton Reiman Building project was a phased renovation/addition that included razing the Gates Science Building to make room for a new commons building; a major renovation of the Hamilton Reiman Building; and a 440 sf elevator and lobby addition and extensive ME upgrades. Construction was conducted on a fully-occupied campus.
The new Anschutz Commons Building is a 15,000 sf, two-level dining hall and assembly center that includes a 2,000 sf commercial kitchen. The Hamilton Reiman Building renovation eliminated the cafeteria/kitchen facility and created a new 10,000 sf performing arts center with seating for 300. ME upgrades included new RTU’s, electrical, and fire sprinklers throughout.
Green and sustainable components include daylighting, natural ventilation, re-use of existing building materials, sustainable food service practices, and recycling and composting in the new Anschutz Commons.
The Anschutz Commons Building project received LEED Gold certification in May 2012.
Children's Hospital Early Childhood Center
The Children’s Hospital Early Childhood Center is a new, 24,000 sf, one-story steel-framed structure on strip and pad footings with brick and storefront exterior. Adjacent to Children’s Hospital, the Early Childhood Center provides healthful and nurturing environments for children of the staff and employees of the Hospital, the University of Denver and the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority.
The Center features abundant daylighting, radiant in-floor heating, and direct access from each of its 19 classrooms to interactive landscaped outdoor play areas.
The Center is open to infants through preschool age, including those with special needs. It will accommodate up to 250 children.
Cimarron Elementary Renovation
The $2.8 million Cimarron Elementary project was a 54,665 gsf phased gut and renovation with almost 30,000 sf of demolition and reconstruction and numerous selective renovations and reconfigurations. Scope included abatement and mold mitigation, new millwork and carpet, new windows including a storefront system, bathroom relocations, and extensive MEP upgrades with new switchgear and five new rooftop units.
The project was phased over the spring and summer months and included double shifts to accommodate the school schedule and meet a tight August deadline. To accommodate construction, staff/teacher offices were relocated to existing on-site trailers.
Pinkard completed the project 16 working days ahead of the contracted completion date.
Boulder High School
The Boulder High School project was a phased, partial gut and renovation of the 75-year-old main building, which included 27,600 sf of renovations and 25,100 sf of additions.
Major occupied facility issues included renovating a gymnasium under a tight, summer-only timetable to create a new weight room in time for football season. Scope included:
22,300 sf gymnasium addition
Auxiliary gymnasium demolition
New 1,165 sf locker room building
New visitor’s entry
2,083 sf stagecraft/ storage addition
2,550 sf administration addition
4,000 sf administration renovation
Food laboratory gut and renovation
Reroute ceiling plumbing
Special Education area remodel
Replace electrical panels and fire alarms
Master clock system replacement
Evergreen Country Day School
The new Evergreen Country Day school, Phase I is a K-8 academic, administrative, arts and athletic facility. The first phase included: art studio, cafeteria, dance studio, academic center, technology lab, science lab, administrative offices, athletic fields, library, great hall, indoor & outdoor performing arts venues.
The building is organized around the Great Hall, a light-filled, two-story space with mezzanine that frames the extraordinary views to the south. A main circulation corridor running perpendicular to the Great Hall links it with the classrooms to the east. All rooms have abundant natural daylight, achieving views for 90% or greater. Aluminum, thermally broken windows have Low E, insulating, high performance glazing.
Primary interior finishes include natural and cultured stone, maple hardwoods and trim, painted gypsum board, carpeting and natural and porcelain tile.
The structure is two stories, and is steel with cast-in-place concrete slab/foundations. Second level floors are cast concrete on metal deck. Exterior include cultured stone, plaster, cementitious siding, standing seam metal and TPO roofing for durability, sustainability, energy efficiency and reduced maintenance requirements.
Roofing materials were selected to minimize the roof's heat island effect. The Dance Studio, Cafetorium and Kindergarten were designed to achieve Enhanced Acoustical Performance.
The Mechanical system is Packaged DX gas-fired heating and cooling rooftop units with energy efficient CO2 monitoring and controls. as include variable frequency drives to regulate the fan speed/ motor horsepower based on heating and cooling loads of the conditioned space. A direct digital control (DDC) system provides precise monitoring and control of the temperature control system.