Falcon School District 49 – Virtual Academy

Colorado Springs, CO

Location

Colorado Springs, CO

Project Size

20,000 SQ. FT.

Project Timeline

12 Weeks

Year Completed

2012

Falcon Virtual Academy is a unique facility that engages students through a variety of learning spaces and emerging technologies. This design transformed an empty manufacturing warehouse into a blended learning environment to serve the needs of K-12 students. FVA Follows an online learning model for primarily home-schooled students, working students and transitional students. The academy is the centerpiece of Falcon School District 49’s focus on virtual learning. Students get the best of both worlds at this school: virtual and hands-on learning opportunities taught by certified teachers in a creative, engaging space. Bright graphics and vibrant colors engage the students visually. Liberal use of marker board paint allows key spaces to be constantly changing while moveable furniture seems to be rearranged daily.

“Elder Construction worked very closely with the architects and our staff, they listened to our desires and needs and went over and above to get the school open on time.  The success of this recently completed project has already earned several awards and has brought a great deal of pride to the school!.”

Celina Thrutchley and Melissa Andrews

Planning and Construction Department