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Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer101 East Baseline Road Lafayette, CO 80026 11928<img alt="" src="/projects/Project%20Profile%20Images/PioneerES-photo-300x300.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />$9,156,672$200,000 included in budget

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August 2018 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=20 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=20{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}August 2018The project is substantially complete.



July 2018 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}July 2018Construction of the school's bond-funded innovation project is underway. The project will include three different learning spaces: a maker space/innovation lab, a small presentation space, and a technology lab.,
New Parking Diagram Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}New Parking Diagram,
Construction Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction UpdatePhase 1 of construction is substantially complete. Phase 2 of construction will take place Summer 2017.
June 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}June 2017The second phase of construction will take place this summer. The school will be closed to public access. Construction is planned to be complete by the start of school in August.
Construction Kick-off Letter to Parents - SPANISH Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Kick-off Letter to Parents - SPANISH,
Construction Kick-off Letter to Parents Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Kick-off Letter to Parents,
Construction Kick-off Letter to Neighbors Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Kick-off Letter to Neighbors,
July 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}July 2017Construction is well underway and on track to be significantly complete for the start of school in August. Students and staff will return to a newly refinished gym floor, new carpet in some classrooms, corridors and the library. Some classrooms also will have new casework. Follow the "Images" link for project photos.
September 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}September 2017Construction is substantially complete. Follow the Images link for photos of the project under construction.
January 2018 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}January 2018The main scope of work for the project is substantially complete. Work on the innovation component is forthcoming.
Design Development documents have been submitted. Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design Development documents have been submitted.
February 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}February 2016 UpdateThe project team is working on construction documents. Construction is planned to begin in April.
March 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}March 2016 UpdateThe project team is working on construction documents. Construction is planned to begin in April. ​
Construction Kick-off Letter to Parents Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Kick-off Letter to Parents,
May 2016 Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}May 2016 UpdateSome minor construction work has begun to prepare to shift into high gear for the summer. The cooling unit for the air conditioning is being installed northwest of the school. Piping is being installed on the roof and at night in corridors and some classrooms. Ceiling tiles will be missing in some areas for the remainder of the school year.

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,




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}$9,156,672

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

Bond Expenditures



Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer, Bond Program Expenditures

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

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

Energy Efficiency/Green Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClassCEDD4F57A34D40B2B30616EE3BB1B230"><div><div>To improve energy efficiency,<a href="/green/Pages/Energy-Efficiency-Glossary.aspx"> retro-commissioning</a> was performed on the building as part of the renovation work. Although air conditioning was added to the building, overall energy use was reduced. <br></div><div><br></div><div><a href=""><strong>See</strong></a> the results<br></div><div><a href=""><img src="/projects/PublishingImages/BirchEnergy.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:300px;" /></a><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong><a href="">Learn more </a></strong>about how BVSD is improving energy efficiency in our buildings. <br><br></div><br><br><br><br></div></div>

Educational Innovation Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass449FBA7150774C2D898210E61C7BEFC3"><p>The Escuela Bilingue Pioneer project will include three different learning spaces.: a maker space/innovation lab, a small presentation space, and a technology lab. The project aligns with one of BVSD's six <a href="">Innovation Guiding Principles</a>: Learning is Personalized and Learner Led. <br></p><a href="/educational-innovation/Pages/Escuela-Bilingue-Pioneer.aspx"><p><strong>Learn more</strong></p></a><p><br></p></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.​

Kristin Nelson Steinhoff, Principal
Lupe Aguirre, Counselor
Susan Daly, ESL Teacher
Ruben Anguiano

Jeremy Ellis
Garrett Munelein

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. ​​



Oct. 29 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Oct. 29,
Sept. 17 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Sept. 17,
Sept. 3 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Sept. 3,
Aug. 26 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Aug. 26,


Phase 2 of construction was completed summer 2017. 




Scope of Work

​Facility Condition

  • Exterior building improvements such as repair/replace windows and doors and painting
  • Restroom renovations
  • Repair/replace roof
  • Repair/replace interior doors
  • Improvements to interior finishes such as carpet, flooring, ceiling tile and paint
  • HVAC improvements
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Repair/replace intercom and clock systems
  • Fire protection system improvements
  • Renovate kitchen and repair/replace equipment
  • Repair/replace fixtures such as casework
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Site improvements such as paving and irrigation
  • Install building-wide air conditioning
  • Audio enhancement for every classroom**

Program Compatibility Assessment

  • Provide adequate space for full-day kindergarten
  • Provide new bus loop

Health and Physical Development

  • Upgrade playground surfacing and equipment

Safety and Security

  • Install camera/intercom security system
  • Install electronic security controls
  • Install security partitions


  • Conduct retro-commissioning and repairs
  • Upgrade lighting
  • Upgrade HVAC controls


  • Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer 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