AURORA, Colo. – Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) was recently awarded the contract to renovate the former Gorman Educational Center, which was purchased by the Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) as a new home for the School of Excellence, a Special and Alternative Needs School that serves special needs students from 14 school districts in and around the Pikes Peak area.
A&P Selected as CM/GC for the New Pikes Peak School of Excellence Renovation Project
The Pikes Peak BOCES purchased the existing 108,747-sf former middle school facility with plans to remodel and equip it to replace the current School of Excellence K-12 facilities and administrative/support staff facilities. The new school is located in Harrison School District 2 at 2883 South Circle Drive in Colorado Springs, less than 10 miles from the current facilities located at 828 Wooten and 4825 Lorna Place, in Colorado Springs.
The remodel is being designed by Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects. This project is made possible by funding through the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program.
“We are very pleased to be a part of this project and to have the opportunity to once again support the communities we live and work in. Helping the School of Excellence make sure they have the best possible facility for these deserving students is an honor for me personally, and a huge honor for A&P as a company,” said Doug Johnson, Vice President at A&P.
A&P has long emphasized the value of community, as part of their commitment to providing Value Beyond Building to their customers. A&P helped start the “Very Special Arts” program with Adams 12 School District, which provides opportunities for middle school students to develop communication, team-work and collaboration skills. A&P also actively sponsors and supports the Union Colony Children’s Music Academy, which offers special education music classes designed to help special needs children grow musically, as well as to promote non-musical goals, such as developing appropriate social skills, improving coordination and motor skills, improving speech and language skills and improving pre-academic and academic concepts.