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La Junta Primary School Renovation & Addition

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Connecting through experience of place.

Originally constructed in 1975, the La Junta Primary School houses K-2 students and includes general classrooms, a media center/library, and combined cafeteria/gymnasium. RTA was retained by the District to design an addition and renovation to the original school building.


Ever curious. Ever learning. Ever improving.

RTA conducted several DAG meetings and collaborated closely with the District to determine the appropriate strategy and location for the classroom addition and the phased renovations.


Purposeful, engaging solutions.

The addition will include a new music room, three classrooms, gym, and restrooms. The rest of the original building will undergo renovations including ADA, life safety, security improvements, new windows and exterior doors, and low-flow fixtures to improve energy and water efficiency of the building. Currently under construction, La Junta Primary will be complete in the summer of 2019.

Project Details

  • Square footage: 
    • Addition: 9,474 SF
    • Renovation: 41,000 SF 
  • Project cost: TBD

Design Details

  • 21st Century learning environment
  • Flexible learning spaces
  • Collaboration areas
  • Daylighting
  • ADA and life safety improvements
  • Security upgrades
  • Low-maintenance landscaping