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Manhattan School of Arts and Academics{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Manhattan School of Arts and Academics290 Manhattan Drive Boulder, CO 80303 21965<img alt="" src="/projects/Project%20Profile%20Images/ManhattanMS-photo-300x300.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />$10,143,130$400,000 included in budget

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March 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}March 2017Construction will begin this month with the mobilization of crews and equipment to the site over Spring Break. The new gym will be built on the northwest corner of the school and this area will be under construction for the rest of the school year. Once school is out, construction will expand to the rest of the building. Construction will be complete for the start of school in August.



July 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}July 2016 UpdateThe design advisory team is working with the project team to develop a schematic design. Installation of the new synthetic field is nearly complete. See photos of the project below.
Field Construction and DAT Kick-off Letter to Families Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Field Construction and DAT Kick-off Letter to Families,
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October 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}October 2016 UpdateThe project team is working on design development.
April Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}April UpdateDesign work will begin in April 2016.
There are no previous updates. Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=9 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=9{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}There are no previous updates.
Project Update | December 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Project Update | December 2016 The project team is developing construction documents and the construction estimate. In November, the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee supported staff's recommendation to augment the project budget to include construction of a main gym on the north side of the building.
February 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}February 2017The project team is finalizing construction documents. Construction is planned to begin in April. Some abatement work may occur over Spring Break. Scroll down for more project details in the DAT meeting minutes.

Project Details

Project Team
Project Manager



Katheryn Zeeb Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=44{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Katheryn Zeebkatheryn.zeeb@bvsd.org720.561.5109




TreanorHL Architecture Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=17{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}TreanorHL Architecture,




Fransen Pittman Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=18{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Fransen Pittman,

Related Resources



Educational Facilities Master Plan Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Educational Facilities Master Plan,

Project Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$10,143,130

Innovation Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$400,000 included in budget

Bond Expenditures



Manhattan School of Arts and Academics{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Manhattan School of Arts and Academics, Bond Program Expenditures

Project Expenditures{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}, Project Expenditures

Sustainability Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass975B4A49012640A7A25981193F0B4782"><div>Under development</div></div>

Energy Efficiency/Green Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass423DB1A9203C4A21AED65E83159485A6"><div>Under development</div></div>

Educational Innovation Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass4A250F68E0A64254BF30417782E2BCC7"><div>Under development</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.​ The design advisory team will be created when the project begins. 


John Riggs, Principal

Brent Graham, Assistant Principal

Andy Feeney, Teacher

Sarah Blackford, Teacher

Morgan O'Brien, Teacher

Maura Pollison, Teacher


Karen Urbanowski, Parent

Derek Friday, Parent​

Related Resources
​Community Meeting | July 26, 2016



Design Advisory Team Guidelines Related Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Related Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design Advisory Team Guidelines,

DAT Meeting Schedule

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



April 12, 4 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}April 12, 4 p.m.,
April 26, 4 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}April 26, 4 p.m.,
May 10, 4 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}May 10, 4 p.m.,
June 22, 4 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}June 22, 4 p.m.,
July 26, 4 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}July 26, 4 p.m.,
November 27, 4-6 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}November 27, 4-6 p.m.,




Construction Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction March - August 2017Not Startedinfo
Bid Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}BidJanuary 2017Not Startedwarning
Construction Documents Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction DocumentsDecember 2016In Progresssuccess
Design Development Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design DevelopmentSeptember 2016Completesuccess
Schematic Design Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Schematic DesignJuly 2016Completesuccess


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Scope of Work

​Facility Condition

  • Replace exterior doors
  • Repair roof
  • Renovate kitchen and loading dock
  • Improvements to interior finishes such as carpet and ceiling tile
  • Electrical system upgrades including emergency generator
  • Replace intercom system
  • Restroom renovations
  • Repair irrigation storage tank
  • Audio enhancement in every classroom**

Program Compatibility 

  • Provide additional student lockers
  • Provide dressing rooms
  • Provide adequate Special Education space​
  • Provide new main gym (amended November 16, 2016)

Health and Physical Development

  • Provide synthetic turf field and track
  • Provide new bleachers at field

Safety and Security

  • Install exterior cameras
  • Install security partitions
  • Install camera/intercom security system
  • Install electronic security controls
  • Redesign main entry to provide more control over visitor access


  • Replace boiler with efficient condensing type
  • Upgrade lighting
  • Conduct retro-commissioning and repairs


Manhattan Middle School is eligible to receive up to $400,000 in additional funds to implement facility improvements that support innovative teaching methods.

** Not included in project budget​