Manzanola School District 3J Phase I and II

Project overview

Vanir is providing 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 July 2021 and Phase II is on track to be completed in summer 2022.

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

Our role includes 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 is occupied throughout construction and the Vanir team is taking extra measures to meet schedule deadlines while maintaining the highest level of safety.

Manzanola, Colorado
Manzanola School District 3J

Wold Architects and Engineers


Nunn Construction

Square Footage
Phase I Addition: 44,871 SF; Phase II Renovation: 17,934 SF
Construction Cost
Phase I Addition: $15 Million; Phase II Renovation: $10 Million
Start Date
Phase I Addition: 2020; Phase II Renovation: 2021
Completion Date
Phase I Addition: 2021; Phase II Renovation: 2022