PK-12 Education

The impact of thoughtful educational environments extends well beyond the classroom. Placing equal value on well-being and academic learning, we actualize schools and spaces that ignite curiosity, foster exploration, and build community from the inside out.

It starts with people

Designing through the eyes of teachers, students and local communities is a responsibility that we take seriously.  This partnership begins on day one and, much to our joy, often outlasts the actual project. Having been students ourselves, we are authentic listeners, understanding what it feels like when a classroom is too dark, a library too small, or what it can mean to feel unsafe.  Our community-based approach ensures there is space for every voice to be heard and where every idea is valued. Through true consensus building and iteration, solutions for seemingly impossible obstacles are uncovered and opportunities captured.

The pairing of school district, user and community perspectives with our more global learning scape knowledge results in environments that are rooted in local context and school pedagogy while also supporting instruction, exploration, and deep learning in innovative and flexible ways.

I was extremely impressed by the time our team spent in and around Saguache learning about the history, culture and community values of the area. The [Treanor] team worked countless hours with the Design Advisory Group, community, and administration to arrive at a shared vision of creating a state-of-the-art learning facility that adds to the historical significance of Saguache while bridging the gap into the 21st-century and beyond.

Travis Garoutte, (former) Superintendent, Mountain Valley School District

PK-12 Education Services

Treanor PK-12 Education studio team design charrette

Architecture services

  • Feasibility studies
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Space analysis and facility condition assessments
  • Cost estimating
  • Master planning
  • Programming
  • Architectural design
  • Pre- and post-occupancy surveys and evaluations

Building types

  • Preschool
  • Elementary school
  • Middle school
  • High school
  • PK-12 school
  • Career technical education centers

Other specialized services

  • Historic preservation
  • Civil engineering
  • Landscape architecture
  • Healthcare architecture

Schools stand at the heart of the communities they serve

Schools are fundamentally a part of the story of “place.” Often one of the first public buildings in a new community, they stand witness to the metamorphosis of their surroundings, the generations of families that pass through, and the myriad unique student experiences within. Not only places to learn but also places to gather and celebrate, schools are natural anchor points, reflective of the community values that built them.

When I think of Difference Makers for the Weld RE-5J School District, I think of how [Treanor] has been a Difference Maker for our community through their partnership with us to design school facilities that meet the needs of our students in this ever changing world . . . I believe [Treanor] is a leader among leaders because of not only their expertise, but their abilities to develop strong working relationships in order to design what is optimal for specific purposes within a community.

Karen Trusler, (former) Superintendent, Weld Could RE-5J School District

Featured projects

Roosevelt High School

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La Veta PK-12 School

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Roosevelt Middle School

Johnstown, CO

Buena Vista Middle and High School

Buena Vista, CO

Meeker High School

Meeker, CO

Meet our people

Chad Novak

Principal, Specialty Leader

John Fuentes

Architect, Associate

Robert Biesk

Project Manager

CarrieBeth Ruzicka

Interior Designer

Luke Jennings

Architectural Designer

Juliet Bibla

Architectural Designer

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