Northeast Elementary & Overland Trail Middle Schools

This addition and remodel successfully implemented trade partner collaboration to meet an aggressive summer schedule.

Brighton, Colorado
Brighton School District 27J
Studiotrope and Alan Ford Architects


Total Square Feet

Modern Learning Facilities

The Big Picture

Northeast Elementary School and Overland Trail Middle School share a common campus in Brighton, Colorado. Updating and upgrading these aging buildings (Northeast was originally built in 1968, Overland in the ‘80s) involved numerous site improvements, including new parking lots, lights, and artificial turf playfields. The 55,000-square-foot renovation included a complete finish overhaul with flooring, ceilings, and paint. New mechanical units were also part of the scope. The addition provided 6,000-square-feet of new classroom space.

Ingenuity in Action

With the start of the new school year looming, the final week of the project was meticulously planned down to the hour. This included necessary inspections. Working together, the team was able to complete the summer phase and receive the temporary certificate of occupancy from the State of Colorado before the first day of school.  

“GE Johnson basically performed a miracle,” remarked Overland Middle School Principal Eric Lambright. “They remodeled two schools in nine weeks. Our new environment is so inspiring and has changed our school. There is more natural light and vibrant new spaces, and we all feel the positive influence it has created.”


Weeks scheduled for demo and the completion of the summer remodel portion of the project
Hours the team worked each day for 45 days in order to complete the remodel in time for the start of the school year
The little details
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