K-12 Education

Project detail

Parker Performing Arts School

Parker, Colorado
K-12 Education
Academic, Colorado, Education, Public Education

Parker Performing Arts School is a Douglas County K-8 public charter school with a core curriculum and an emphasis on performing arts. Parker Performing Arts will opened in the fall of 2015 and currently serves around 900 students. The 350 seat auditorium hosts performances scheduled outside of school hours.

The proposed building is a 52,114 square foot two story building with a footprint of 35,918 square feet. The majority of the building’s exterior is composed of painted stucco with a brick masonry base.  The pattern and rhythm of the colors in the music wing is intended to tie into an abstract melody and chord with a harmonic set of three notes sounding in succession.  Parker’s two story classroom wing has a more formal rhythm and pattern that aligns itself with the interior classroom layout and design.  The colors selected are meant to fall into a more traditional palette that includes earthy tans with a deep red accent.

The facility features a well-insulated building envelope, VAV rooftop heating & cooling units, glass “tuned for solar orientation”, and LED lighting.