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Las Animas K-5 ElementaryLas Animas, Colorado

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Colorado Department of Education Distinguished Title 1 School – 2007

The Las Animas School District No. RE-1 had not built a new elementary school in over 90 years. Located in the Arkansas River valley in southeastern Colorado, the Las Animas School District serves a small agriculturally based community.

In 2002, RTA was commissioned to design a 50,000 square foot school to accommodate 450 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The new facility includes a middle-school-size gymnasium, state-of-the-art media center and technology labs, serving kitchen, and commons area.

Through close cooperation with our CMGC Contractor, H.W. Houston Construction Co., and utilizing a design/build approach to mechanical and electrical systems, the project was on schedule and under budget.