Architect selected for Horizon High School bond renovations

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
HHS building

Work expected to happen over next two summers

Denver-based LOA Architecture has been selected to lead the design process for bond renovations and improvements at Horizon High School in Thornton.

Horizon is scheduled to receive between $6.4 and $7.5 million in improvements as part of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Bond program.

These improvements are expected to occur in multiple phases over a two-year timeframe with the majority of the work occurring during Summer 2018 and during Summer 2019. Many of these planned improvements will focus on upgrades to the 30-year-old building’s structure, mechanical systems and safety and security. There is also money set aside for improvements to the school’s art, music and theater programs as well as some general building renovations. A football field turf replacement project has also been separately identified for Horizon as part of the overall bond program.

A Design Advisory Group of Horizon high school teachers, staff and parents has been formed to work with the design team to refine the scope of planned improvements. This group will meet periodically over the next 12 months as the different phases of this project move ahead.

LOA Architecture was founded in Denver in 1985 and remains locally owned and operated. Recent projects include the design of the 40-acre Northfield High School campus in Denver, which opened in October 2016.

Learn more about the Horizon High School renovation and get project updates at