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University Hill Elementary School{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}University Hill Elementary School956 16th Street Boulder, CO 80302 11905 (Intermediate)<img alt="" src="/projects/Project%20Profile%20Images/UniHillES-photo-300x300.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />$11,177,926$200,000 included in budget

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January 2019 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=23 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=23{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}January 2019The DAT will reconvene Jan. 22 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the pros and cons of the design options. A board work session is scheduled for Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. to discuss priorities for spending Bond premium which is a possible funding source for the project.
October 2018 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=22 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=22{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}October 2018The project is on hold until the district can identify additional funding to expand the scope of work to include either a two-story classroom addition on the intermediate building or a cafeteria addition. If additional funding cannot be secured, the project will move forward with the current scope of work.
Board of Education Bond Discussion Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=21 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=21{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Board of Education Bond Discussion,
Conversación del Consejo de Educación acerca del bono Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=20 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=20{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Conversación del Consejo de Educación acerca del bono,



BVSD/CU Partnership Update | October 2016 (Letter to Parents) Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}BVSD/CU Partnership Update | October 2016 (Letter to Parents),
Últimas noticias del trabajo en colaboración del BVSD y CU en octubre de 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Últimas noticias del trabajo en colaboración del BVSD y CU en octubre de 2016,
February 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}February 2017Boulder Valley School District has decided not to sell the 1905 University Hill building. Staff will move forward with implementing the work in the master plan and identifying supplementary funding to support construction of an addition to the school to house early childhood education and a larger cafeteria. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2018 and occur over two years (2018 - 2019).
New Vista/University Hill Feasibility Study Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}New Vista/University Hill Feasibility Study,
Últimas noticias sobre la planificación de las instalaciones de University Hill y New Vista, 1 de marzo de 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Últimas noticias sobre la planificación de las instalaciones de University Hill y New Vista, 1 de marzo de 2017,,%202017%20SPANISH.pdf,
Universtiy Hill/New Vista Facility Planning Update | March 1, 2017 (Letter to staff and parents) Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Universtiy Hill/New Vista Facility Planning Update | March 1, 2017 (Letter to staff and parents),,%202017.pdf,,%202017.pdf
October 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}October 2017Staff is moving forward with implementing the work in the master plan and working to identify supplementary funding to support the construction of an addition to the school to house early childhood education and a larger cafeteria. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2018 and occur over two years (2018 - 2019). ​​​​​
December 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}December 2017The renovation project is moving forward and is on track to begin construction of the work in the master plan next summer (2018). Whether a classroom addition will be included in the project has not been determined. The project team is evaluating construction cost estimates received this fall and will provide more information about the construction timeline in the spring.
March 2018 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}March 2018Since last spring, district staff have been working with the project team to get cost estimates for a possible addition to the intermediate building which would replace the primary building. The Board of Education is supportive of expanding the scope of work for this purpose provided the funding can be found. To allow more time to identify additional funding, construction of the original scope of work will be put on hold until next year.
Update Letter to University Hill Families and Staff | February 2018 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Update Letter to University Hill Families and Staff | February 2018,
January Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}January UpdateSchematic Design is complete. The design team is working on design development.
February 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}February 2016 UpdateThe design team is working on construction documents.
Project Update | September 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Project Update | September 2016Boulder Valley School District and the University of Colorado are engaged in exploratory conversations regarding collaborating to strengthen and enrich the successful programs at University Hill Elementary School and New Vista High School. Outcomes of the discussions may have site use implications. The bond-funded building renovation project is currently on hold. Construction of the playground improvement project, which is funded in part by GOCO, is underway. Site work is complete and equipment will be installed in the coming weeks.
Letter to Parents Regarding CU Partnership Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Letter to Parents Regarding CU Partnership,
Letter to Parents Regarding CU Partnership - Spanish Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Letter to Parents Regarding CU Partnership - Spanish,

Project Details

Project Team
Project Manager



Gene Temanson Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=55{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Gene Temanson




Larson Incitti Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=30{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Larson Incitti,




Golden Triangle Construction, Inc. Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=21{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Golden Triangle Construction, 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,

Project Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$11,177,926

Innovation Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$200,000 included in budget

Bond Expenditures



University Hill Elementary School{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}University Hill Elementary School, Bond Program Expenditures

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

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

Educational Innovation Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div>Under development</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.​

Ina Rodriguez-Meyer, Principal
Leslie Davis, Preschool
Jennifer Garcia, Preschool
Emily Pottter, Kindergarten
Kathy Kotnour, 2nd Grade

Mary Powell, Art
Steve Kless, Media Center/Library
Carolina Henderson, Special Education
Kerry White
Angela Urrego
Mike D'Onofrio
Related Resources



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. ​​



January 22, 2019 | 3:30 - 5 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=8 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}January 22, 2019 | 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Jan. 26, 2016 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=7 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=7{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Jan. 26, 2016,
DEC. 2, 2015 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}DEC. 2, 2015,
NOV. 12, 2015 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}NOV. 12, 2015,
OCT. 28, 2015 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}OCT. 28, 2015,
OCT. 13, 2015 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}OCT. 13, 2015,
SEPT. 8, 2015 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}SEPT. 8, 2015,
JUNE 1, 2015 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}JUNE 1, 2015,


​​A timeline will be developed during the design phase.




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    Scope of Work

    ​Facility Condition

    • Exterior building improvements such as repair/replace windows and doors, clean masonry and paint
    • Replace roof
    • Replace interior doors
    • Improvements to interior finishes such as carpet, flooring, ceiling tile and paint
    • Restroom renovations
    • Asbestos abatement
    • Communication system improvements
    • Plumbing improvements
    • HVAC system improvements
    • Fire protection system improvements
    • Electrical system upgrades
    • Repair/replace fixtures and equipment such as casework and gym equipment
    • Site improvements such as paving and fencing
    • Install building-wide air conditioning in intermediate bldg.
    • Audio enhancement in every classroom**

    Program Compatibility Assessment

    • Provide additional storage
    • Provide adequate space for full-day kindergarten**
    • Provide adequate space for preschool**

    Health and Physical Development

    •  Upgrade playground equipment and surface material

    Safety and Security

    • Redesign main entry to provide more control over visitor access
    • Install camera/intercom security system
    • Install security partitions
    • Conduct retro-commissioning and repairs
    • Upgrade lighting

    • University Hill Elementary School is eligible to receive up to $200,000 in additional funds to implement facility improvements that support innovative teaching methods.

    ** Not included in project budget​​​