See all projects in Featured High Schools

Harrison High School Renovations

Colorado Springs, CO


Connecting through experience of place.

Through a successful bond measure in the fall of 2018, Harrison School District 2 began their initiative to modernize their existing building infrastructure. The District retained RTA in 2018 to complete renovations for Harrison High School.


Ever curious. Ever learning. Ever improving.

In a fully collaborative design effort, RTA led four meetings with the 12-member Harrison High School Design Advisory Group (DAG) consisting of administrative staff, faculty, parents, and community members. This team set project goals and visions while establishing priorities and voicing support for the needs of school within the context of the established bond approved scope of work.


Purposeful, engaging solutions.

The principle focus of the building improvements included improvements to the pool area, the library, the mechanical systems, interior lighting, flooring, exterior windows, the creation of classroom pods and breakout spaces. Updates were also made to the gym, locker rooms, restrooms, the cafeteria and the kitchen. The renovations were constructed while the existing building is occupied, and a six-phase schedule was created to limit impact of construction on the school’s activities.

Project Details

  • Square footage: 220,060 sf
  • Cost: $16.87M

Design Details

  •  Occupied during construction

  • Conversion of library to Learning Commons

  • Updates to the pool, gym, and locker rooms

  • MEP upgrades

  • Restroom, cafeteria, and kitchen renovations

  • Fire alarm and PA system upgrades