Designing the Future at MVS
I am so proud of our community and its support of Mountain Valley in passing bond issue 3B for a new PreK-12 school in Saguache, Colorado. It is with great excitement that I look forward to the future of Mountain Valley School District and the positive impact this will have on our students, our community, and our future. As our journey continues, Mountain Valley is dedicated to working with all stakeholders to design and build a new school that will meet the needs of our students, families, and community. Together, we will make a difference in the lives of children. Thank you for supporting Mountain Valley School District and making this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity a reality.
After visiting Saguache and Mountain Valley School last month, eleven architectural firms throughout Colorado and New Mexico submitted proposals. The proposals were assessed and scored by a six-member selection team, and the top four firms were invited for a face-to-face interview in Saguache on November 8, 2017. After a day of rigorous interviews, TreanorHL was selected as the architectural firm to design the new PreK-12 school at Mountain Valley.
With over 50 years of experience in educational facility design, it is clear that TreanorHL is passionate about designing state-of-the-art active learning environments for PreK-12 schools. In addition to experience on the front range, TreanorHL has designed schools in the rural mountain towns of Lake City, Buena Vista, Leadville, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Carbondale, Basalt, Glenwood Springs, and Steamboat Springs.
Chad Novak, TreanorHL Principal-in-Charge, stated, “I’m excited about designing a space that is grounded in Saguache’s unique history, culture, and landscape, allowing the community itself to become an extension of the classroom.”
Chad Novak, TreanorHL Principal-in-Charge for the new PreK-12 Mountain Valley School project.
Project Manager Adam Braunstein is “excited about working with folks that really care about what’s happening in the community and have a genuine goal of creating a place that empowers and prepares every student for success.”
Adam Braunstein, TreanorHL Project Manager for the new PreK-12 Mountain Valley School project.
Project Architect Scott Dangel said, “Schools, particularly in smaller, rural areas play a crucial role for the community, often serving as a communal gathering place. I’m excited that the district wants to create a life-long learning center for everyone.”
Scott Dangel, TreanorHL Project Architect for the new PreK-12 Mountain Valley School project.
As we begin working with TreanorHL to design a new school that meets the needs of our community, a Design Advisory Group (DAG) will be formed. The DAG will consist of 10-15 members, including students, parents, community members, MVS staff and administration. The DAG members will attend DAG meetings, solicit feedback from all stakeholders, attend larger community input meetings, and help ensure that the new school is designed and built to meet the needs of our students, staff, and community. There will be a continuous cycle of DAG meetings and larger community input meetings to ensure that the new Mountain Valley School is a perfect fit for our community. If you are interested in the design process and serving on the DAG, please contact me at Mountain Valley School.
I am looking forward to working with TreanorHL and the DAG to design our new school at Mountain Valley!
Travis Garoutte, Superintendent
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