This photo shows the structure after demolition. The center, which used to be a solid, locked chemistry room with a classroom above, is now an open atrium. The original heavy timber structure will be left exposed, so that its tent-like geometries are legible and instructive.
A4 has been working with Colorado Rocky Mountain School for a while now on refining their campus, including designs for two new dorms and a music studio and rehearsal space. During their current interim week, CRMS students are creating a chandelier for the reception room of the new North Dorm. Working together, the glass blowing and blacksmithing classes designed the metal and glass piece, starting with a small scale model shown below. Now they are in their separate studios making the glass and steel portions of the structure, which will later be fit with LED lights. While the North Dorm is still just a building shell, the students are already anxious to move in.