Evie Garrett Dennis E-12 Shared Campus | Denver, Colorado
Public Infrastructure - Civil Engineering, Land Surveying
This 35-acre campus in Green Valley Ranch hosts over 1,600 students from pre-K to 12th grade. It features a regional football stadium, perimeter track, baseball and soccer fields, parking, and restroom facilities along with community gardens and open space designed to achieve water quality requirements while also serving as an amenity. The project was designed to meet LEED requirements featuring daylight harvesting, an underground geo-exchange heating system, value engineering, and a solar roof resulting in a net-zero footprint, achieving LEED Gold certification.
The shallow terrain made it difficult to service the buildings with sanitary and storm sewer laterals effectively. CORE resolved the terrain issues through a force main designed to serve the out-parcel buildings and draining the track field using a series of trench drains with a unique manifold system. The water quality presented many design challenges, and CORE worked with Urban Drainage to create the first water-quality rain gardens for the campus. The open space between buildings created opportunities to allow for natural percolation of runoff, another green measure that helped the project achieve LEED certification.