Peak to PeakDenver Arts & Technology Academy
New School
Denver, Colorado

Mosaica Education, Inc./Denver Public Schools
61 Broadway, Suite 2924
New York, NY 10006
Contact: Charles Rapier (720)-220-5702

Hutton Architecture Studio
70 Broadway, Suite 300
Denver, Colorado 80203
Contact: Paul Hutton at
(303) 861-1600, ext. 103

Project Information
Use: Kindergarten through 8th grade Charter School
Type: New Construction
Size: 40,000 SF
Original Contract Amount: $4,366,092
Final Contract Amount: $4,363,492
Percent Complete: 100%
Project Duration: December 2003 to August 2004
Project Manager: Stan Ward, Jim Leckenby
Superintendent: Greg Gruno
Method of Delivery: Design/Build

Project Address
3752 Tennyson Street
Denver, Colorado 80212

Ward was selected to be the Design/Build contractor for this K-8, 3 story charter school which features the architect's signature day lighting environment and large classrooms. The primary challenge was the schedule: we had to complete the design of a new 40,000 SF building on a one acre site in five months, get a permit in two months and construct in eight months. Ward Construction gave a guaranteed maximum price based on basic programming information with no plans or specs. Another unique challenge was the very small site, as this reduced area required imaginative design such as putting the water retention on the roof. The project consisted of limited site work including a parking lot, site concrete, play areas, landscaping, and site utilities. The building was constructed with masonry bearing walls, steel roof and floor structure, aluminum windows, drywall partitions, TPO roof membrane, translucent wall panels, elevator, mechanical and electrical.


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