Falcon Middle School Learning Commons Renovation
District 49 is a small district northeast of Colorado Springs with big ambitions. The original focus of the project was to enhance safety and security by tying the front office to the building entry. To accomplish this, the administrative office and library areas needed to be transposed.
The relocation of the library created the opportunity to re-imagine how libraries of the future will function, allowing the District to pursue the goal of transforming the library into a modern Learning Commons. RTA worked closely with Falcon Middle School leadership to create and illustrate a vision for the program on a short schedule.
The new learning commons is a place where students can study, use lap tops, exercise creativity in the new Maker Space, or prep class videos in the Green Screen room. Large overhead doors invite students into the space from the corridors as well as provide an eye-catching view upon entering the building. This project brought big changes and created a vibrant and energetic new space for Falcon Middle School.
- Square footage: 8100 SF
- Project cost: $714,000
- 21st Century learning environment
- Secure front entry
- Maker space
- Green screen room
- Media center
- Flexible furnishings
- Vibrant colorful finishes