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Creekside Elementary School{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Creekside Elementary School3740 Martin Drive Boulder, CO 80305 11956<img alt="" src="/projects/Project%20Profile%20Images/CreeksideES-photo-300x300.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />$22,189,123N/A

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March 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=27 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=27{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}March 2017GE Johnson continues to make great progress on the new building. Over the past few weeks, they have been working on completing exterior wall panels and installing windows. In the interior, crews have been busily working to install drywall, casework and acoustic ceilings throughout the building. They also have been installing carpet in Area B (learning community 2-5). BVSD staff have been working with Fielding Nair International (FNI) and Boulder Commercial Interiors (BCI) to complete the furniture design. In the coming weeks, crews will continue to work on the exterior portion of the building by installing exterior doors and glass. The interior work will continue with interior finishes and flooring. GE Johnson is keeping students and staff involved with regular tours of the project. The building is on schedule to be ready for students and staff in August!
New Creekside building goes big on energy efficiency Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=24 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=24{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}New Creekside building goes big on energy efficiencyAt Creekside, the project team’s hard work to maximize the energy efficiency of the new building is predicted to reduce energy use by nearly 70 percent! This energy savings will translate to an approximate annual utility cost savings of $30,377, a reduction of 50 percent of the current expenditure. Creekside's solar panels will be reinstalled on the building post construction and will provide most of the building's energy.,
Read more about BVSD's energy efficiency improvements in the Daily Camera Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=23 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=23{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Read more about BVSD's energy efficiency improvements in the Daily Camera,



Noticias sobre la construcción en Creekside para el regreso a la escuela Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Noticias sobre la construcción en Creekside para el regreso a la escuela¡Los equipos de construcción están haciendo grandes progresos en la nueva escuela! Será emocionante y educativo ver cómo se materializa la nueva escuela durante el ciclo escolar. Esperamos ofrecer algunas actividades educativas y visitas a los estudiantes durante el transcurso del proyecto. A lo largo del año, publicaremos noticias sobre lo que está ocurriendo con la construcción y detalles específicos que ustedes necesiten saber acerca de los cambios en la rutina regular.,
February 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=26 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=26{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}February 2017In January, GE Johnson completed the exterior insulation and brick veneer installation. The building is starting to look like it will when students and staff move in. This progress has allowed them to begin installing windows. They also have completed interior electrical and plumbing overhead work. Over the next few weeks crews will continue to install drywall and casework, prime and paint drywall and install ceiling grids. Carpet and tile installation will begin soon. Throughout the project, GE Johnson has worked with teachers to take advantage of the learning opportunity created by the construction project. This month students in Kindergarten, first, second and fourth grades got to tour the building virtually with a 3-D rendering and in person.
January 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}January 2016 UpdateSchematic design is complete. The design team is working on design development.
March 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}March 2016 UpdateThe project team is working on construction drawings.
April 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}April 2016 UpdatePreliminary construction work will begin this month, and the project is on schedule to open the new building August 2017. To make room for the new school, part of the southwest wing of the existing building will be demolished. Before demolition can occur, asbestos containing materials need to be removed from this area of the building. This work will begin later this month and will be conducted according to BVSD, state and Federal regulations. After abatement is complete in May, the construction contractor will mobilize to the site. Until the end of the school year, construction activity will be limited to the southwest corner of the school and the exterior area immediately adjacent to it. Over the summer, the construction area will expand to include the entire southern part of the site and will include onsite parking for workers.
May 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}May 2016 UpdateAsbestos abatement is completed. Until the end of the school year, construction activity will be limited to the southwest corner of the school and the exterior area immediately adjacent to it. Over the summer, the construction area will expand to include the entire southern part of the site. ​
June 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}June 2016 UpdateAbatement, earthwork and demolition of the six classrooms is complete. Upcoming work includes pouring concrete foundation footers and staging for underground utilities. See project photos below.
Construction Update July 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Update July 2016GE Johnson contractors are making great progress on the building site. A portion of the foundation has been poured with concrete, and other portions are being compacted and graded for future foundation work (follow link for photos).,
Creekside Back to School Construction Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Creekside Back to School Construction UpdateConstruction crews are making great progress on the new school! It will be exciting and educational to watch the new school materialize over the next year. We are hoping to create some construction related lessons and possibly tours of the construction site for students. Throughout the year, we will provide regular updates about what is happening with construction and specific details you need to know about changes to our regular routine. Follow the link for more information.,
Construction Update | September 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Update | September 2016The building is starting to come out of the ground! The building foundation has been set and concrete block walls and steel are going up. Check out construction photos below.
Construction Update | October 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=20 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=20{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Update | October 2016Construction crews met a significant milestone in October—placing the last beam on the steel structure of the new building. The project team commemorated the event with a “Topping Out” ceremony. Students and staff were invited to sign their names on the final beam and then watched and cheered as the beam was lowered into place. Workers are now installing roof decking along with exterior and interior wall framing. In store for November is completion of the underground plumbing and electrical work as well as the final slab on grade concrete pour. Crews will then begin installing brick masonry on the exterior of the building with the goal of getting it fully enclosed for the winter months. Follow the Images link below for photos of the ceremony and construction.,
September Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}September UpdateOn September 8 & 9, members of the Creekside Elementary School community including teachers, parents, students and community members, engaged in a Discovery Visit with educators and architects from Fielding Nair International to develop a vision for the new school. Through interviews and workshops, the design team got to know the school, learned what makes Creekside Elementary unique and began to imagine what the new school will be. The construction of the new Creekside Elementary School building provides the opportunity to rethink how we build schools to support student success in the 21st Century. BVSD has developed Innovation Guidelines to guide instructional practice and design of learning environments. At the Community Visioning Workshop​ on September 9, the design team shared some of these ideas with the community and gathered their hopes and wishes for the new school. You can see the presentation from the meeting on the Discovery Visit Dashboard linked below​., Creekside Discovery Report
October Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=9 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=9{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}October UpdateThe design team is working with the DAT to develop a schematic design., Learn more about schematic design
Construction Update | December 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=21 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=21{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Update | December 2016Crews made significant strides in November toward getting the building enclosed before Winter Break. Most of the south wing has been enclosed with sheet insulation. They have completed a majority of the exterior structural framing and are currently insulating the outside of the building and adding brick veneer. The roofing is moving along quickly with the second story and gym location completed, the remainder should be complete in the coming weeks. Contractors will soon have completed the interior framing on the first level of the building and the interior drywall and taping will follow. The contractors are on schedule for summer 2017 completion. Scroll to the Images section of this page for construction photos.,
New Creekside building goes big on energy efficiency Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=22 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=22{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}New Creekside building goes big on energy efficiencyAt Creekside, the project team’s hard work to maximize the energy efficiency of the new building is predicted to reduce energy use by nearly 70 percent! This energy savings will translate to an approximate annual utility cost savings of $30,377, a reduction of 50 percent of the current expenditure. Creekside's solar panels will be reinstalled on the building post construction and will provide most of the building's energy.,

Project Details

Project Team
Project Manager



Doug Hagen Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=14{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Doug,




Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=13{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects,
Fielding Nair International Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Fielding Nair International,




GE Johnson Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=12{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}GE Johnson,

Related Resources



Educational Facilities Master Plan Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Educational Facilities Master Plan,
Sign up to receive email updates Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Sign up to receive email updates,
Share your thoughts about the new Creekside Elementary School building Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Share your thoughts about the new Creekside Elementary School building,

Project Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$22,189,123

Innovation Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}N/A

Bond Expenditures, Project Expenditures

Project Expenditures, Project Expenditures

Sustainability Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass9A1C44950CB940EDAF680B0FEB6726B7"><div>Under development</div></div>

Energy Efficiency/Green Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass04CFE4C6740947B2AE847C20FA7CA891"><div>Under development</div></div>

Educational Innovation Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass1A6505D00F7144AA8B4A961961285254"><div>Learn more about the innovative design of the school in<a href="/projects/Creekside/Documents/CSCmtyMtg382016web.compressed%20(1).pdf"><strong> this presentation</strong></a><strong>. </strong><br></div></div>

Design Advisory Team

​The Design Advisory Team (DAT) team includes teachers, staff, parents and community members who will work with the architects to develop the design for the project.​​


Francine Eufemia, Principal
Michele Leffler, Assistant to Principal
David Jackson, Custodian
Katie Webb, 2nd Grade
Kristen Lewis, Music
Ann Marie Jennings, Special Ed
Kristy Kowalczyk, 4th Grade
Jeanette Peters, Art​


Alissa Sims
Karen Gall-Urbanowski
Adam Galvin
Jakub Kostecki
Kendra Kimmel
Aaryn Kay
David Hughes
Hollie Sprague
Lori Schell​


David Lorraine
Brent Fontana​

Related Resources
​​​Community Meetings

Sept. | Community Visioning Meeting
 View Presentation

Dec. 7 | Update to Community

 View Presentation​

Discovery Visit

Sept. 8 & 9
  ​​​View Dashboard​
​​  View Discovery Report



DAT Guidelines - Revised 2015 Related Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 Related Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}DAT Guidelines - Revised 2015,

DAT Meeting Schedule

All meetings are 3-5 PM. DAT meetings are open for the public to observe, and there is an opportunity for public comment at each meeting. ​​



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Schematic Design Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=10 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=10{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Schematic DesignNov. 2015Completesuccess
Design Development Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=9 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=9{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design DevelopmentFeb. 2016Completesuccess
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Scope of Work

The Creekside Elementary School building will be replaced with one of similar size to serve the current enrollment area of Creekside. When district staff assessed the needs of the building, it was determined that it makes more financial sense to replace the building rather than make significant investments in repairs and maintenance. 

New construction provides the opportunity to create innovative, 21st Century learning spaces that support modern curriculum delivery in a building that is safe, comfortable and energy efficient. Using BVSD’s green building principles as a guide, the school can be built green from the ground up.​​