Hord Coplan Macht receives award for Emily Griffith Campus

Hord Coplan
The $34 million vertical campus was designed as an adaptive re-use of a 1963 office building.

Hord Coplan Macht, formerly SlaterPaull Architects, received the Mountains and Plains Award for Planning from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments for the Emily Griffith Campus in Denver.

The award was given to the firm for its master planning and programming work to convert the former office building at 1860 Lincoln St. into a downtown campus for Denver Public Schools. Hord Coplan Macht teamed with PCL Construction on the project in a design-build partnership.

The $34 million vertical campus was designed as an adaptive re-use of a 1963 office building. Today it serves as the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School, a K-5 school, Emily Griffith High School, Emily Griffith Technical College and office space for 1,200 DPS employees.

“We appreciate the recognition of our work on the Emily Griffith Campus and want to thank our partners and Denver Public Schools for allowing us to be involved in such an exciting project and important addition to the educational landscape in Denver,” said Adele Willson, principal, Hord Coplan Macht.

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Jennifer Hayes has been an editor with the CREJ since 2000. Jennifer covers multifamily and retail news in the Denver metro area plus all property types in Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado. She also covers the finance market as well as solicits bylines articles and is editor of the Health Care Properties Quarterly. Before joining the Colorado Real Estate Journal, Jennifer served as the assistant sports information director at Texas A&M-Commerce. She earned her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in education from A&M-Commerce. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and son, learning the ways of being a hockey mom, sports, reading and baking.