Chinook Trail Middle School Trees Biophilia

Adding to the existing Chinook Trail Elementary School campus, this new middle school involved close collaboration with the existing school to create a complete K-8 campus.

Serving 1,000 students, the 125-000-SF school incorporates high-performance classrooms as well as a maker space, technology labs, flexible learning spaces, and athletic facilities, including football and softball. The design also includes the expansion of the elementary school kitchen into a full-base kitchen. Designed according to WELL principles, the school includes biophilic design strategies, sustainable and energy-efficient elements, and construction standards that work together to ensure health learning environments, and offer long-term energy savings for the client. The school was designed in collaboration with RTA Architects.

Chinook Trail Middle School Hallway
Chinook Trail Middle School Entry

Project Details




Colorado Springs, Colorado


Planning, Design and Documentation, Construction Administration

Completion Date



125,000 SF


Best Overall Project, Design-Build Institute of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter (2019)
Design Award, Educational Facility, Design-Build Institute of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter (2019)

Chinook Trail Middle School View
Chinook Trail Middle School Stairs
Chinook Trail Middle School Learning Stair
Chinook Trail Middle School Learning Stair 2
Chinook Trail Middle School Flex Auditorium
Chinook Trail Middle School Garden Entrance
Chinook Trail Middle School Group Study Hallway

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