• Construction Phase

Scope of Work

  • After 60 years of serving students, Valley View closed at the end of the 2018-19 school year. The new Valley View school building will be funded in part by a more than $17M Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant from the state of Colorado. As a part of this grant, the school building is designed to meet requirements from the Collaborative for High-Performance Schools (CHPS). These requirements aim to maximize the health and performance of students and staff, minimize waste, and save precious operating dollars during construction and throughout the life of the building.

  • UPDATE – Feb. 2, 2021

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 2/2/2021
    • The Valley View PK-8 school building project is underway!
    • A few weeks after breaking ground, crews have begun earthwork, clearing large amounts of soil from the site.
    • To get the school’s footing set, construction crews first must set up a Cassian foundation.
    • This process combines concrete and rebar into prefabricated cylinders that will go deep within the ground and make sure the school stands strong for centuries.
    • We are so excited to watch the process begin to go vertical in the months to come! 
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  • UPDATE – Nov. 17, 2020

    Posted by Andy Leapley on 11/17/2020
    • Yesterday at the second virtual Construction Advisory Meeting (CAM), our community got a glimpse at the exciting new building plans for Valley View PK-8!
    • When collaborating on the new school building, The Neenan Company and Mapleton Public Schools focused on supporting Project-Based Learning (PBL), a teaching method in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful projects.
    • Traditional spaces, like the cafeteria and library, were designed to function beyond their intended purposes and provide flexibility for different uses.
    • Designers implemented public breakout areas throughout the school, called immersion studios. The additional spaces encourage small group collaboration, creativity, and flexible teaching spaces beyond the classroom.
    • When designing the exterior, architects blended contemporary and residential styles to fit the feel of the surrounding residential houses.
    • The front entrance, bus loop, and parking lot will move to the east side on Fox Way to safely disperse traffic and students away from W. 70th Ave.
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Project Details

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    660 W 70th Ave, Denver, CO 80221

    Fall 2022

    Grades PK-8

    Valley View School Website

    Project Budget: 
    $17.5 million

    Design/Build team:
    Neenan Archistruction

    Original Year Built: