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DCS is excited to announce the successful passing of Bonds for Springfield School District RE-4 and Strasburg School District 31J! The passing of these bond measures will provide both districts the necessary matching funds needed for their Colorado Department of Education BEST Grant programs.
The community of Springfield successfully passed Ballot Issue 4A on Tuesday evening. After a highly competitive grant application process Springfield school district received a $34M from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) BEST program and with the success of 4A has successfully met the required 15% match. This funding is for the consolidation of the Springfield PK-12 Campus into 1 facility. DCS played an integral role in the BEST Grant application process and subsequent bond campaign. We are excited at the opportunity to work as the Owner's Representative for Springfield School District, alongside the project architect TreanorHL, as the design process begins!
After a rigorous application process, Strasburg School District received $3.6M in funding from the CDE BEST program in the 2020 funding cycle. This Tuesday evening, the required $6.3M in matching funds were secured through the successful passing of Ballot Issue 5B. These funds will be used towards upgrades to aging mechanical, fire alarm and public address systems in the district facilities and will also contribute to the construction of six additional elementary school classrooms to address community growth and classroom overcrowding. DCS assisted Strasburg School District in the successful BEST Grant Application Process.
Stay tuned for more updates on these exciting projects and congratulations again to the communities of Springfield and Strasburg!
We are excited to be exhibiting at the Fire Leadership Challenge in Keystone from Tuesday-Friday this week! Connecting with old friends and new at this conference is always one of the highlights of our year. Whether you have worked with us in the past, or if you would like to learn more about the range of Owner’s Representative services that we offer at DCS – please stop by and say hello!
John and Val will be representing DCS at Booth #52 and will be raffling off swag and gift cards each day of the conference. Be sure to have your business card on hand when you stop by our booth as this will be your key to entering each raffle. We look forward to connecting, hearing about your project needs and sharing how we can contribute our expertise and leadership to your team!
DCS celebrated a successful groundbreaking with the Uptown 240 team on Friday, 6/21 in the Town of Dillon. DCS is serving as Owners Representative in the construction of this new Luxury Condominium complex. Upon completion Uptown 240 will provide 4 stories of residential units, underground parking and a restaurant. The Ottoborgo family will serve as the primary owners and operators of Uptown 240. They have been apart of the community for years and are dedicated to further enriching the town of Dillon and serving the community through this development. As the mayor of Dillon, Carolyn Skowyra, stated at the groundbreaking, “I’m sure Uptown 240 will be an inspiration to all of the building owners up and down Lake Dillon Drive and into the town center”.
We are excited to work with the Ottoborgo family, Symmetry Builders as the General Contractor and Studio PBA as the Architect.
DCS is concurrently wrapping up another project in Dillon - the new Summit County, Multi-Jurisdictional Emergency Services Administration building. We are proud and excited to continue our involvement in the ongoing improvements and development in Dillon!
To learn more about Uptown 240 click here: https://dpo.st/2KAlWS4
To watch the full video of Mayor Skowyra's speech click here: https://bit.ly/2KCG2LnRead More
We are excited to share that one of our past clients, West Ridge Academy, was selected by The Greeley Planning Commission to receive a Community Excellence in Design Award for Adaptive Re-Use. West Ridge academy is one of six award winners, all of which were selected by a panel of community judges. Each award recognizes a construction project created during 2017 and 2018 that demonstrated "exceptional design elements".
DCS is proud to have worked as the Owners Representative for West Ridge Academy during this project. Elements of the project included acquiring, renovating and relocating West Ridge Academy to a portion of vacant Hewlett Packard (HP) facilities. Through the hard work of everyone on the design, construction, and school teams, West Ridge Academy was able to successfully relocate to this new location in Summer, 2017. The space was adapted and transformed into a school environment that fulfilled the school's vision of "preparing each student with an exemplary educational experience, allowing each child to meet his or her highest academic and character potential".
For additional information of the Community Excellence in Design Award winners click here
The DCS team is once again gearing up to be an exhibitor at the 2019 Colorado League of Charter Schools conference at the end of February. We are excited to share our knowledge on charter school development and construction. As always, we are looking forward to seeing all of our past and present charter school clients while being a resource for potential new connections.
Two of our newest clients, American Indian Academy of Denver and Aurora Community School, were featured in a recent CLCS, LAUNCH Newsletter. Check out the newsletter to learn more about the unique and thoughtful school models that each school is implementing. DCS will be assisting both schools with renovations this Summer for anticipated opening in Fall of 2019 in their new facilities. Read the full article here.Read More
When working to add something new, what do you do with the old? Throw it into a landfill? Have a garage sale? Leave it on the curb? Well, not in our opinion. In an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, Weld RE-1 School District, with guidance from Diversified Consulting Solutions (DCS), recently partnered with the Institution Recycling Network (IRN) to donate used furniture from six school projects within the Weld RE-1 district. IRN is an organization working to match the needs of charities and nonprofits throughout the world using surplus furnishings and equipment from schools, universities, corporations and other large organizations, with the goal to take these surpluses and give them to those in need.
This past June 2018, inventory from Valley High School and North Valley Middle School was sent to various charities partnered with IRN. We are proud to report, 1,185 pieces (totaling 29 tons) of surplus school furniture from both schools were shipped to relief efforts in the countries of Chad and Swaziland. It is our hope these pieces of furniture will be of great use to people who truly need them.
Furthermore, we are proud to announce that furniture from two other schools, Gilcrest Elementary and Pete Mirich Elementary will be redistributed within our own state to the Cherry Creek School District. We are thankful for Cherry Creek’s help in taking possession of Weld RE-1’s old furniture. At the moment, DCS and IRN are currently planning to remove classroom inventory from the remaining two schools for Weld RE-1: Platteville Elementary and South Valley Middle School. The targeted time for this exercise is spring 2019. Much like Swaziland and Chad, we hope these pieces of furniture will go a long way to helping people in need.
We at DCS would like to thank IRN for their help with this undertaking, along with Cherry Creek School District. We also wish the best for the recipients in Swaziland and Chad.Read More
The summer is off to bang starting with Cherry Creek Academy! CCA students, staff and board members, along with DCS, JHL Constructors, RTA Architects and Cherry Creek School District representatives, celebrated the groundbreaking on May 12, 2017. Check out the project website at www.ccaconstruction.com to keep up on all current project events. It’s bound to be a busy and exciting summer; we are off to a great start!Read More
DCS is excited to announce the successful 2016 bond campaigns for Weld County School District RE-1 and Cherry Creek Academy!Read More
As Colorado continues to grow so do the demands on our education system and facilities. In response to the growth and evolving changes surrounding curriculum, we observe charter schools become more prevalent statewide. Often charter schools are left to purchase or build their own facilities. We see a growing trend in schools purchasing commercial or industrial properties and renovating big-box stores and office buildings that are no longer in use for their intended purpose. Giving these, often forgotten, buildings a new life and purpose can be a great option for charter schools but there are some very important things that need to be considered prior to making such a large investment.Read More
With temperatures still on the rise and summer in full swing it has shaped up to be a busy season for the crew at DCS. Endless days of sunshine and students out of school make it an ideal time for construction to be full steam ahead.
The DCS team has 6 school projects currently under construction (Roots Elementary, Eagle Ridge Academy, Bromley East Charter School, GVVA West, GVAA East, and Loveland Classical) with 6 more scheduled to break ground this fall. (Colorado Early Colleges, Centennial R1, Ft. Collins Montessori, Juniper Ridge Community School, Two Rivers Community School, and Woodrow Wilson Academy). Roots Charter Elementary, located in the Park Hill Neighborhood of Denver, is a brand new 22,000 sq ft facility that will be opening it’s doors to students in just a few short weeks. This will be the second year that Roots will be in operation and with their amazing, new learning space it is bound to be a great one.Read More
DCS is once again proud to sponsor the 2016 Colorado Charter Schools Conference, February 25-27. We have provided owner’s rep services to many of Colorado’s charter schools, and we look forward to seeing old friends as well as making new acquaintances. We will again be offering valuable advice at our booth, including the top 10 things to know about charter school construction and key considerations for project scheduling.
The conference is the largest annual professional development and networking opportunity for Colorado charter schools and features over 60 breakout sessions on a variety of charter school topics. Additional conference information, as well as information about the Colorado League of Charter Schools can be found at at http://coloradoleague.org/.Read More
We are thrilled to introduce our newly redesigned website! This state-of-the-art site reflects our commitment to innovation, technology, and effective communication. The new site not only provides detailed information about our capabilities, but it also showcases a few of our projects and provides news that is relevant to you. We hope you enjoy the site as much as we have enjoyed designing it for you! Please share your feedback with us!Read More