Manzanola School District 3J Phase I and II

Project overview

Vanir provided owner’s representation services for the construction of a new K-12 facility for Manzanola School District 3J, part of a 2019 BEST Grant lease/purchase program. Phase I was completed in 2021 and Phase II was completed in 2022. The project involved:

  • Phase I Addition: Construction of a new, 44,871-square-foot, two-story building attached to the west side of the existing school
  • Phase II Renovation: Renovation of an existing 17,934-square-foot school

Our role included ensuring the District’s compliance with the terms of the BEST Grant, sublease and site lease throughout the course of the project. Vanir’s early involvement included providing the District with comprehensive master planning, bond election campaign services and gathering contractor input. We developed a detailed project budget as part of the required submissions to the Colorado Department of Education for grant application review.

The school was occupied throughout construction and the Vanir team took extra measures to meet schedule deadlines while maintaining the highest level of safety.



Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Rocky Mountain Chapter – 2022 Summit Merit & Educator’s Choice Awards

Manzanola, Colorado
Manzanola School District 3J

Wold Architects


Nunn Construction

Square Footage
62,805 SF
Construction Cost
$25.3 Million
Start Date
Completion Date