Skyview New Technology High School

Denver, Colorado

  • FIRM

    The Neenan Company


    Mapleton School District

  • AREA

    33,880 sq.ft.





The learning model of Skyview New Technology High School revolves around project- and team-based learning, with a distinct curriculum and culture of computers and technology. The challenge was connecting the staff and students to the world—while encouraging their connection to each other.

The high school consists of a remodeled 1950s school, coupled with ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$103.00FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas 19,040-square-foot addition. The new design fosters a learning style that puts the world’s technology at each student’s fingertips. Printers with electronic message boards are situated in high-traffic areas. Flexible breakout spaces support spontaneous and team-based learning. Windows provide a visual connection with the world of the IT hub and server room.

Interior design elements were chosen to encourage the warm side of high-tech. The colors are lively, the steel wainscot is contemporary, and skylights flood the area with natural light. Acoustic panels, painted to match the wall and ceiling colors, provide surreptitious sound attenuation. Floor finish transitions, half-walls, track lighting and even the sectional couch are curvaceous and fun. The result is learning without boundaries.