Project detail

Alexander Dawson School Master Plan

Lafayette, Colorado
Academic, Architecture, Athletic, Athletic Field, Colorado, Education, Private Education, Student Life, Virginia

Leveraging our extensive campus master planning portfolio with our local knowledge of the region, we are  creating a new campus master plan for the Alexander Dawson School, a 540-student, K-12 co-ed day school, located in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.

Charged with creating a campus plan that captures Dawson’s innovative curriculum while maximizing their spectacular campus and views, the design team led the school through a series of on-site collaborative workshops, designed to engage the entire Dawson community in the process. Beginning with a series of visioning exercises, followed by hands-on exercises where different options were explored, the team developed different ways to meet the expanding needs, while adhering to a very restrictive development agreement.

With a top priority being the creation of a new Innovation lab, the plans also explore ways to better align the facilities with the school’s different divisions and departments, while also creating a cohesive campus feeling.

Site improvements being considered include realigning their roads to create a more distinct separation between pedestrians and vehicles, while also providing a more fitting sense of arrival to the campus.

The plan is presented in sequential phases of development, to allow the school to construct the improvements as funding becomes available, while also addressing the highest priority improvements first.