McElwain Elementary School

1020 Dawson Drive, Denver, CO, 80229 - 720-972-5500 - Website
McElwain Building 2016
Project rating - 1 $1.1-$1.3M
Project rating - 1

Construction - Here we go! With the planning and design phase complete, construction is underway at your school to accomplish the individual projects of your school's investment plan.

Latest Updates

Bond improvement work at McElwain is taking place in Summer 2019. 

Work includes:

  • Renovations to the school playground
  • Concrete repair work to improve safety and ADA accessibility

Construction Start Year(s) 

2019: Upgrade playground as listed below in equipment & furnishings and repair walkways as listed below in school grounds

2020: All proposed work listed below in building structure, building systems/safety & security, and renovations & remodels

*Timeline for Instructional Upgrades is dependent on the specific upgrades selected by our school community. More information to follow.


Project Team

ArchitectRB+B Architects (playground improvements)

Construction Manager/General Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction (playground improvements)

Building Structure

  • Repair building structure and systems in the crawlspace
  • Replace exterior wall tile

Equipment & Furnishings

  • Upgrade playground for ADA accessibility and replace aging equipment

Building Systems / Safety & Security

  • Upgrade heating and cooling systems for efficiency and more consistent temperature control for comfort
  • Install electronic card access to promote a safe and secure building
  • Update central electronic timing/clock system to ensure effective safety, security, bell schedule, irrigation, and heating & cooling schedules
  • Install digital security camera system

School Grounds

  • Repair/restore failing sidewalks and stairs

Renovations & Remodels

  • Repair or replace specials (music, art, gym) program components such as wall panels, ceiling tiles, flooring and program specific equipment

Instructional Upgrades

  • Each school is provided with funding for instructional upgrades that will be determined through a collaborative process with the school and community. Categories can include furniture, technology, space modifications, safety & security upgrades and specials/electives.