New Casey begins to take shape
After months of nearly weekly meetings, this week the Casey Middle School design advisory team got to see the concepts and ideas they’ve been discussing take shape in the schematic design. The schematic design is still preliminary in nature and subject to change, but it is a good representation of how the final building will likely look and function.
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Casey project featured in the Daily Camera
Going green to get gold at Casey
Solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, daylighting, preferred parking for carpool and low-emissions vehicles, low flow water fixtures and covered bike racks – these were just a few of the green building strategies discussed at the LEED design charrette for the new Casey Middle School building held Feb. 27.
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Integrating old and new
In their design process, the DAT looked at the possibility of preserving the 1924 portion of the building and considered it in the context of other priorities including the building’s ability to meet its educational priority, efficient site utilization, sustainability (LEED), safety/accessibility, and schedule and cost effectiveness. The team considered three different options: 1) preserving and adapting the 1924 building and adding onto it, 2) preserving just the west and south facades of the 1924 building and integrating them into the new construction; and 3) demolishing the existing building and starting with a clean slate. Last week, the design advisory team came to a strong consensus decision to proceed with option 2, preserving the west and south facades.
Letter to parents about the design decision
Thanks to a generous financial contribution from the City of Boulder, we will be able to make the new Casey a high performance building in terms of energy efficiency and resource conservation. We are pursuing the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. LEED is the industry-recognized, voluntary rating system that defines high-performing green buildings.
More information about LEED schools
What else is green in the 2006 Bond Program?
Casey students and staff to move to Platt during construction
The District made the decision to temporarily house the Casey school community at Platt Middle School during the period of construction from January 2009 through May 2010. Next year, classes at Casey will begin at 8:30 and end at 3:20.
Questions and Answers about the relocation
Preguntas y Respuestas sobre el Traslado de la Escuela Intermedia Casey a la Escuela Intermedia Platt
Update on relocation planning
¡Novedades Sobre Casey en Platt!