Animas High School

Reynolds Ash + Associates partnered with Anderson Mason Dale to provide design services for the New Animas High School Building located on Fort Lewis’ campus in Durango. RA+A provided architectural services for the project and has been involved in all phases of the design. RA+A and Anderson Mason Dale were fortunate to work closely with Jaynes Corporation on the mechanical design and construction of this full structural steel facility. With the capacity to hold about 400 students, the school is looking to grow in enrollment and aims to be large enough to offer a variety of different programming but small enough to maintain a communal feel. The commons space toward the south end of building, large windows allow for scenic views of Smelter Mountain while students eat lunch or work on projects. The space is a two-story atrium that doubles as a multipurpose room where students can present end-of-the-year projects.

Photography credit goes to Jaynes Construction.