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Chinook Trail Middle School

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Connecting through experience of place.

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 and Bryan Construction as our Design-Build construction partner. 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.


Ever curious. Ever learning. Ever improving.

The design team worked with a Design Advisory Group consisting of students, parents, teachers, neighbors, and District staff with the goal of designing a school that features the latest in 21st Century education and health learning environment principles.


Purposeful, engaging solutions.

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.

Construction will finish in time for the 2019-2020 school year.

Project Details

  • Square footage: 125,000 sf
  • Project cost: $47.5M (estimated)

Design Details

  • 21st Century learning environment
  • Flexible learning spaces
  • Collaboration areas
  • Maker space
  • Athletic facilities
  • Full kitchen
  • Views
  • Daylighting
  • Environmentally conscious design