Fort Morgan Middle School

Fort Morgan, CO

Fort Morgan Middle School replaced an aging 1925 building, and provides a fresh layout and new approach to serve the needs of today’s growing student population, while supporting the school’s academics and LEED Gold facility goals. An inclusive design process ensured strong community support, anchoring it in the values and culture of this northeastern Colorado community of 10,000, and resulted in a great new hub of activity and pride for Fort Morgan. The U-shaped building consists of an academic wing to the west and a shared, community-use wing to the east, connected by the main entry and administrative offices along the south. Academic spaces are organized into three two-story pods, one per grade level, along with six shared, multi-level elective classrooms. Each level within a pod is the home of a team of 126 students and 5 teachers, each with their own identity within the school. The STEM classroom, the only one of its kind in northeastern Colorado, has the tools and equipment to give students hands-on, project-based learning experience in preparation for high school career and technical education classes. 

*Designed in collaboration with Larson Incitti Architects, Denver, CO.