Douglas County Elementary Prototypes

As the result of a design competition, this elementary school was designed as an energy efficient prototype, allowing for academic flexibility and adaptation to various sites in Douglas County. The facility provides significant savings to the Owner by performing at less than half the energy cost of existing schools.


LOCATION: Douglas County, CO
CLIENT: Douglas County School District
SCOPE: 73,000 Square Feet
COST: $11 Million

Sustainable Features

A high-efficiency building envelope and state-of-the-art daylighting strategies help make this school energy efficient and comfortable.

Increased occupant comfort, higher student performance, lower energy costs (including 30% smaller than average boilers), and unique design features all add to the success of this innovative educational project. To date, six of these prototypes are complete.


This project was a joint venture with Hutton Architecture Studio.

Douglas County Elementary 1
Douglas County Elementary 2
Douglas County Elementary 3
Douglas County Elementary 4
Douglas County Elementary 5
Douglas County Elementary 6