To accommodate the needs of the growing northern Colorado Springs community, Academy District 20 awarded the design of the new Chinook Middle School to RTA in conjunction with MOA Architecture as a joint venture. The new middle school will be a part of the existing Chinook Trail Elementary campus featuring close collaboration between the two schools to create a Kindergarten through eighth grade campus.
The design team is working with a Design Advisory Group consisting of students, parents, teachers, neighbors, and District staff with the goal of achieving a school that features the latest in 21st Century education and health learning environment principles.
The 125,000-square-foot school is being constructed to educate 1,000 students using high performance classrooms as well as a maker space, new technology, flexible learning spaces, and athletic facilities including football and softball. The design also includes the expansion of the Chinook Trail Elementary School kitchen into a full base kitchen. The new Chinook Trail Middle School will incorporate sustainability and energy efficient design and construction standards to ensure healthy learning environments for the students, as well as to ensure long term energy savings.
Currently in the design and preconstruction planning phase with Bryan Construction, physical construction is expected to begin spring of 2018 and will wrap up in time for the 2019-2020 school year.