Global Village Academy


Aurora, CO


Daedalus Studio


Aurora: 136,000 sf


Fall 2011


Tenant Finish, Charter School, Design/Build

Global Village Academy is a multi-lingual charter school location in Aurora, Colorado.  In the spring of 2007, Faurot Construction was hired to design and build a K-4th charter school in an existing industrial building.  The initial phase consisting of 20,000 square feet of classrooms, office, and support rooms had to be completed prior to the start of classes in August.  After successfully completing the 1st phase we continued to build out a gymnasium, commercial kitchen, and additional class rooms totaling 116,000 square feet.

Faurot Construction was such a large part of building Global Village Academy.  They worked closely with us from the programming to construction phases, always exhibiting the highest levels of professionalism, sensitivity to school needs and craftsmanship.  By the third phase of our build out, we were able to come in under budget given their willingness to find quality, but cost effective options.  Renovation — while often a stressful undertaking, was for GVA, a seamless process, managed with finesse and expertise.  We would recommend Faurot to any other charter or traditional school without hesitation.

Christina Burton – CAO/Principal, Global Village Academy

“During the past four years Global Village Academies have worked with many leading contractors as our network has grown from one K-8 school to five with an additional nine preschools.  They have consistently provided on-time delivery at or below budget and have proven time and again that they truly understand school construction and the demanding challenges that Charter schools face.  As Colorado’s fastest growing network of charter schools, Global Village has had to the opportunity to work with multiple contractors on a variety of projects. I can honestly say that we count on Faurot as our primary source to deliver projects on time, on budget, and with minimal disruptions or change orders.” —Terry Gogerty; Chief Operating Officer, Global Village Academies