JHL Worked this Summer to Build Colorado’s Future

Throughout the last several weeks, JHL Constructors (JHL) has marked several project milestones supporting communities across Colorado, including Commerce City, Grand County, Thornton, and Aurora.

“Never is there a dull summer when you’re a school builder and this one was no different,” said Mario Cappella of JHL Constructors. “Our commitment to ‘Building Colorado’s Future’ is alive and well with another successful summer of delivering schools ON TIME for a variety of school districts around the state.” Districts JHL partnered with this year in delivering facilities included, among others, 27J Schools, Jefferson County Public Schools, Aurora Public SchoolsDouglas County School District, Cherry Creek Schools, as well as multiple charter schools.

Southlawn Elementary School marked its grand opening of a 66,800 SF phased prototype school.  The facility designed by Hord Coplan Macht (HCM) will serve approximately 400 students and includes classrooms as well as specials rooms for art and music, and a gymnasium. Southlawn hosted a community event to commemorate the milestone on September 16 at the school in Commerce City.

In Granby, CO on September 14, officials from the town joined East Grand School District and students and staff for the groundbreaking of Middle Park High School’s new Career Center and CTE expansion. This project is a true community project and includes architect HCM, JHL, and local entities from Grand County: Munn Architecture and Big Valley Construction. The renovation and addition project will be completed in early 2024.

On September 9, in the Thornton community, Pinnacle Charter School celebrated a ribbon cutting for the new athletic complex and field. This new field, visible from I-25 and 84th Avenue, is a true collaboration of efforts and included the City of Thornton, Anser Advisory, and the charter school. The field is part of an 11-acre purchase made in spring 2020 and included the new synthetic athletic field, a 12,000 SF field house, and necessary site work. The project was designed by HCM.

Finally, on September 8, members of The Aurora Highlands community and Aurora Public Schools celebrated the groundbreaking of the first of four elementary schools slated for the developing neighborhood in Aurora Public School’s district. This new 105,000 SF facility is also designed by HCM in association with RB+B Architects. The school will serve students from preschool through eighth grades and will be completed in time for the 2023-2024 school year.

“Our Operations Team should be incredibly proud and feel very satisfied with the body of work they put together this summer,” Cappella added.