Adolfson & Peterson Construction Tops Out Thunder Vista P-8 School


Broomfield, Colo. (January 5, 2018) – On a snowy day in December, Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) announced the topping out of the new Adams 12 Thunder Vista P-8 School. The school, which is expected to serve about 900 to 1,000 students, was financed through a $350 million school construction bond which passed in November 2016.

The topping out ceremony took place on December 21 at the future site of the school located near state Highway 7 and Interstate 25. Attendees including school families and community members were invited to sign the final steel beam before it was secured to the structure.

Designed by Hord Coplan Macht, this new 142,000-sf school is located on a 13-acre site which includes three-acre shared play field for the community. The main entry level will contain the administration area and library as well as classrooms for Pre-K and the lower grades. The second-floor classroom wing will accommodate the upper grades and middle school. The lower level will include the cafeteria, gymnasium and specialty classrooms with direct access to the play areas.

“This new school will provide students with a brand-new facility to learn and grow, and AP is extremely excited to be part of this new development,” said Christopher Meek, Senior Project Manager with AP.

In addition to Meek, Alistair Mitchell, Assistant Project Manager; Kevin Harrison, Superintendent; Mitch Quillen, Assistant Superintendent; Devon Doyle, Assistant Superintendent; and Tanya Nurkiewicz, Project/Field Engineer, were in attendance from AP. Theresa Benallo, Principal of Thunder Vista; Eddie Coronado, Project Manager; and Kevin Denke, Bond Specialist, attended the topping out event and represented Adams 12 School District.

The new school is anticipated to open in August 2018.