Arapahoe High School opened this newly renovated Library in the fall of 2014. The renovated space gave the students and the community a chance to heal following the tragic shooting that occurred at the school in December of 2013.
Yon Tanner Architecture, with a team of Arapahoe High School Students, won a design competition in the spring of 2014 to bring new life to the space. The new library boasts a technology help desk run by the school computer club, power outlets throughout the space (instead of a single computer lab) and three large study rooms to emphasize the collaborative nature of the school.
The students handled much of the interior design details of the library, like a memory book signed by all students to be placed in a time capsule, comfortable furniture, a café space and a large compass to be placed above the central room.
Construction cost was estimated at $1.1 -$1.35 million, much of which was raised through the donation of time and materials from local construction, architectural and engineering firms. We were proud to be part of this team.