McAuliffe STEM Academy Design Advisory Group Update
The McAuliffe Stem Academy Design Advisory Group met for a virtual meeting on April 7. The Cunningham Group is the architectural firm that has been hired to complete both the McAuliffe renovation and addition, and the Chappelow Arts Magnet renovation and addition, which will follow the McAuliffe project. The contractor hired for both projects is Sampson Construction, which has an office in Loveland that will be serving this project.
The Design Advisory Group got to view the first draft of a site plan for McAuliffe that includes nearly 50,000 square feet of additional space, including classrooms, a new gymnasium, expanded cafeteria and new STEM labs. The group asked questions and made suggestions on the draft site plan. The architects will make revisions and bring the sight plan back to the group at the next meeting.
Representatives from the Cunningham Group also took members of the Design Advisory Group on a virtual tour of some recently constructed K-8 schools in Colorado. The group was able to view classrooms, innovative spaces, common areas, exterior designs and landscaping. Comments were collected on what features the group likes and didn’t like. Some of these features will be incorporated into the design or modified for McAuliffe.
The next virtual meeting of the McAuliffe Design Advisory Group is May 5, 2020.