Shadow Ridge Middle School

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Thornton, Colorado

This 150,000 SF facility is organized around a curved central corridor connecting three primary areas: academic, administration, and social. The academic area houses four classroom suites on two levels, the library media center, and exploratory classrooms. The social areas of the building, including the gymnasium and cafetorium, can be accessed from a secondary entrance for after-hours use. The central spine allows natural lighting at each level, and the building's exterior is made of low maintenance brick masonry and metal panels. gkkworks, provided architectural services for this project.

Recipient of the Honor Award, AIA Colorado Chapter; and the Media Center Design Award, Colorado Association of Libraries.


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