The Kepner Campus houses four Denver Public Schools (DPS) in one facility: Kepner Legacy Middle School, Kepner Beacon Middle School, STRIVE Prep Kepner, and Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest Elementary Charter School. This project involved designing the replacement of all existing galvanized piping with copper piping to improve the water quality and system longevity.
The design and construction timeline for this project was very tight as construction needed to occur during the narrow window when all four schools were out of session. Working closely with DPS and Anderson Hallas Architects, we spent the time to accelerate the plumbing design schedule ahead of the mechanical design. This strategy allowed DPS to maintain the original construction schedule while giving the District time to make critical decisions on the mechanical systems. In the end, our team was able to deliver a successful project.