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Meadowlark School{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Meadowlark School2300 Meadow Sweet Lane Erie, CO 80516 1New<img alt="" src="/projects/Project%20Profile%20Images/MeadowlarkFront.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />$39,740,163N/A

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November 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=28 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=28{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}November 2017Construction of Phase 2 is complete. Students and staff are enjoying the gyms and music rooms!
Erie School building goes big on energy efficiency Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Erie School building goes big on energy efficiencyThe Erie School project team worked hard to maximize the energy efficiency of the new building. Energy use is predicted to be half of what it would be if the building were designed to meet minimum building code requirements. It will slightly more efficient than LEED Platinum certified Casey Middle School, the district's current best performing building.,

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The new website features information about planning for the opening of the new school. Construction updates and photos will continue to be featured on this website. 

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A New School in Erie! Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}A New School in Erie!Thanks to the generosity of Boulder Valley School District voters, a new elementary and middle school will be constructed on the BVSD side of the Town of Erie. The new school will be an innovative building that supports teaching and learning to foster student success in the 21st Century. ​The school campus will be located southeast of Erie Parkway and Flatiron Meadows Boulevard with a planned opening of Fall 2017. The schools will serve new and growing neighborhoods in Erie currently served by Lafayette Elementary and Angevine Middle schools in Lafayette.​
Update June 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Update June 2016Construction is underway! The contractor has started earthwork on the site.
Follow Principal Caldwell on Twitter: @THEEriePK8BVSD. Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Follow Principal Caldwell on Twitter: @THEEriePK8BVSD.
Contruction Update - August 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Contruction Update - August 2016Crews are making great progress on the new school! The site has been graded and excavated. Caissons have been poured and foundation walls are starting to go up. Check out project photos below.
Board Approves New Attendance Area Boundary Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Board Approves New Attendance Area Boundary At its October 11 meeting, the Boulder Valley Board of Education approved the new attendance boundary for the Erie K-8 school. The attendance area includes residences generally east of Highway 287 and north of Arapahoe Rd. in BVSD which were formerly designated to attend Lafayette Elementary and Angevine Middle. The area will continue to be assigned to Centaurus High School. Follow the link for maps of the attendance area. Check back here for information about pre-registration for the new school.,
Construction Update | October 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Update | October 2016Foundation and utilities are 90% complete. The elevator shaft has been constructed. Steel structure is being erected. Parking lot construction is underway with curb and gutter being poured.
Construction Update | November 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Update | November 2016The foundation wall is 90 percent complete. Steel erection is underway. Precast concrete panels and floors also are being installed as is the parking lot and curb and gutter.
Construction Update | December 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Update | December 2016The foundation wall is 99 percent complete. Underground work is complete. The first lift of parking lot asphalt has been poured. Crews are approaching the half-way point of erecting the steel structure. Precast panels and floors are set. Installation of hydronic piping is underway. Scroll down this page to see construction photos.,
Join us for the Topping Out Ceremony | January 12, 4 - 5 p.m. Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Join us for the Topping Out Ceremony | January 12, 4 - 5 p.m.Students of the new Erie School along with family and friends are invited to join BVSD staff and FCI Constructors to celebrate an important milestone in the construction of the new school building. The Topping Out Ceremony marks the placement of the final steel beam on the building's support structure. Future students are invited to sign their names on the beam prior to it being placed on the building, making their permanent mark on the new school. Signing will take place from 4 – 4:30 p.m. and the ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m. Takes near the northeast parking lot at the school, 2300 Meadow Sweet Lane, Erie, CO.
January 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=20 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=20{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}January 2017The school community celebrated construction progress at a Topping Out ceremony this month. 'Meadowlark School' was selected as the official name of the school. Steel erection is 70 percent complete. Installation of plumbing for infloor heatting is underway. Precast panels and floors for Gym and Music rooms are set. Construction of these areas will follow behind the rest of the school. Installation of exterior panels is beginning. Roofing will begin in February as will interior stud walls. Scroll down to see project photos.
February 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=21 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=21{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}February 2017FCI Constructors continues to make great progress toward the August opening date. The building's structural steel is 90 percent complete. On the exterior of the building, installation of exterior panels is 50 percent complete. Construction of the roof is underway. Inside the building, wall framing is being erected and intallation of electrical and plumbing is underway. The in-floor heating system is 70 percent complete. Check out project photos below.
March 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=22 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=22{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}March 2017Warm Winter weather is working to the advantage of construction crews as they continue to work toward the August opening date. The building's structural steel is 90 percent complete. On the exterior of the building, installation of exterior panels is 50 percent complete, and the roof is 30 percent complete. Inside the building, wall framing is 40 percent complete and crews are making progress on the installation of electrical and plumbing. The in-floor heating system is 70 percent complete. Check out project photos below.
June 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=23 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=23{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}June 2017The roof is 100 percent complete. On the exterior of the building, installation of exterior sheathing, classroom windows, and hardscape (parking, sidewalks) around the school are nearing completion. On the interior, drywall installation is complete in the classrooms and underway in the administrative offices. The gymnasium and music rooms are on track for completion in October.
July 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=24 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=24{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}July 2017Crews are working seven days a week to get the school ready for students in August and are making great progress! Landscape installation has begun, including playground construction. The FCI team continues to make great progress inside and out on our new building. Recent accomplishments include: ● Above ceiling inspections have been completed and the acoustical ceiling tiles are being installed ● The resilient (tile) flooring is done in the south wing and carpeting is being installed ● The drywall in the administrative area has been finished and is ready for painting ● Drywall is being hung in the music and PE areas (which will not be complete until October) ● Fiber optic lines are nearing connection to the building ● The raised concrete planters outside the building have been poured ● The irrigation system is complete on the playing field and sod has been installed. ● Playground equipment is being installed ● Cabinetry installation in the north wing is nearing completion
August 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=25 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=25{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}August 2017Phase 1 of the building is substantially complete and the school welcomed students on Aug. 16. Construction on phase 2 (gym and music rooms) continues.

Project Details

Project Team
Project Manager



Tom Blahak Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Tom,




Cuningham Group Architecture Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=19{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Cuningham Group Architecture,
Fielding Nair International Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Fielding Nair International,




FCI Constructors, Inc. Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}FCI Constructors, Inc.,

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,
Sign up to receive email updates Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=7 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=7{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Sign up to receive email updates,
Check out the location of the new school Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=8 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Check out the location of the new school,

Erie Leadership Team
Members of the Erie Leadership Team and the community participated in a Discovery Visit with architects from Fielding Nair International on September 3. Information gathered from the Discovery Visit will be used by the design advisory team, which includes BVSD teachers, parents, neighbors, district leadership and the professional design and construction team to develop the design of the new school. Check the Discovery Report. ​
Project Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$39,740,163

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

Bond Expenditures



Meadowlark School{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Meadowlark School, Bond Program Expenditures

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

Sustainability Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClassDB884477E93F4AA88AFD1210DBEB4619"><div>Under development</div></div>

Energy Efficiency/Green Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass8AC597F5DF7645948BBC489DB1425E94"><div><div>BVSD pushed to maximize the energy efficiency of our new buildings. Energy use at Meadowlark is predicted to be about half that of a standard, code-compliant building. <br></div><div><br></div><a href=""><strong>Check out </strong><span style="color:#444444;">the predicted energy performance</span></a><div><img src="/projects/PublishingImages/NewBuildEnergyLink.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:300px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong><a href="">Learn more </a></strong>about how BVSD is improving energy efficiency in our buildings. <br></div><br><br><br></div></div>

Educational Innovation Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClassDDAEBBA8586844BDBE12DA34537A115A"><div>Learn more about the school's innovative design <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">here</span>. </a><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.​

Bruce Messinger, Superintendent
Don Orr, Chief Facilities Officer
Kelly Sain, Director of Educational Technology
Kiffany Lychock, Director of Educational Innovation
Tina Mueh, Boulder Valley Education Association President
Leslie Arnold, Assistant Superintendent of Strategic Initiatives
Leslie Stafford, Chief Operations Officer
Madeleine Case, Director of Parent Engagement
Marc Schaffer, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary School Leadership
Michele DeBerry, Executive Director of Secondary Education
Michele Brenner, Director of Special Education
Robbyn Fernandez, Executive Director of Elementary Education
Sam Messier, Director of Science Curriculum
Sandy Ripplinger, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary School Leadership
Susan Cousins, Bond Communications Specialist
Terri Mulford, Boulder Valley Education Association Vice-President

Ken Gambon
Preston Appel
Erin Lewis
Kristen Lamb
Heather Lofquist

Related Resources

Discovery Visit
Sept. 3, 2015
The design process begins with a Discovery Visit with the architects to gather input from the leadership team and the community to build a common vision for the new school.​

  ​​​View Dashboard​​ 

​​  View Discovery Report

Community Meetings

Oct. 5  | Presentation | Minutes

Oct. 19 | Discovery Report Presentation

Apr. 25  | Schematic Design Presentation​




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 25, 2016 | DAT and Community Meeting Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}April 25, 2016 | DAT and Community MeetingErie Community Center, 450 Powers St., Erie,
DEC. 7 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}DEC. 7,,
OCT. 19 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}OCT. 19,,
Sept. 18 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Sept. 18,,




Schematic Design Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Schematic DesignNov. 20Completesuccess
Design Development Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design DevelopmentDec. 8 - Feb. 18, 2016Completesuccess
Construction Documents Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction DocumentsMar. 9 - June 28Completesuccess
Permitting Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}PermittingMay 23 - Aug. 30Completeinfo
Construction Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}ConstructionMay 30, 2016 - Nov. 2017In Progressinfo
Owner Occupancy Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Owner OccupancyAug. 1, 2017Not Startedinfo


Scope of Work

Project Description
A new school will be constructed in the Boulder Valley School District attendance area in Erie. The school will serve grades PK-8.  The configuration of the campus will be determined when the district begins the pre-design phase for the project.