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World Compass Academy Addition

Castle Rock, Colorado


Connecting through experience of place.

World Compass Academy is a charter school in the Douglas County School District. Originally a PK-6 school, they desired to expand the school to include middle school grades 7-8 and expand enrollment from 560 students to 960 students.


Ever curious. Ever learning. Ever improving.

RTA and design-build construction partner Nunn Construction, worked closely with the Design Advisory Group (DAG), the Owner’s Representative, and WCA Building Committee Representatives. RTA led eight DAG meetings to evaluate four design and site plan options.


Purposeful, engaging solutions.

The two-story building expansion is connected to the existing World Compass Academy facility and includes 14 additional classrooms, a cafeteria, an administration area, and a soccer field. The addition also includes a science lab, an art room, and special education spaces.

Project Details

  • Square footage: 24,381 sf
  • Project cost: $6.798M

Design Details

  • 14 additional classrooms
  • Administration area
  • Flexible design and furnishings
  • Outdoor learning spaces
  • Soccer field
  • Cafeteria with garage doors that open to an outdoor eating area
  • Collaborative design with the Owner’s Rep, Design Advisory Group, and WCA Building Committee Representatives.
  • Photography by Vic Moss