Stober Elementary Classroom Addition Underway in Lakewood
LOA Architecture, a Denver-based full-service architectural firm, has been selected to provide the design of a classroom addition to Stober Elementary in Lakewood. Golden Triangle Construction (GTC) has been selected to be the construction manager/general contractor. The targeted completion date is November 15, 2023.
Approximately 240 students previously attending Vivian Elementary will be combined with Stober Elementary students. To accommodate this increase, LOA has designed a two-story addition to the east of the current school. This addition will have four classrooms, a music room and restrooms. A ‘connector’ will provide access between the existing and the new building while also
providing ADA-compliant access to the elevator that LOA designed and GTC constructed in 2021. Also, part of the design is an outdoor classroom to the north of the addition that can also be used as an amphitheater.
The exterior will be brick masonry divided into an upper banding (dark brick to match the existing elevator addition) and a light brick on the bottom banding to complement the precast concrete of the original school. Other complementary design features to the original architecture are vertical ‘fins’ adjacent to windows and a horizontal canopy to reflect the existing mansard roof.
Since 1985, LOA Architecture has been recognized for excellence in the design, planning and management of a diverse range of projects, serving educational, institutional, civic, residential and commercial clients throughout the Denver Metro and Rocky Mountain Region. LOA’s PK-12 educational project experience includes working consistently with Colorado school districts on over 145 new and renovation projects. This addition for Stober Elementary is the 20th project that LOA Architecture has provided the JEFFCO School District.
GTC is a full-service general contractor that has been active in the Front Range commercial construction market since 1977. One hundred percent of their work is, and always has been, performed in Colorado. GTC builds schools, fire stations, office buildings, flex spaces, medical office buildings, banks, assisted living facilities, retail centers, parks, pools, and recreation facilities.