Tryba Architects partnered with Compositive Primary, a new independent, workplace-based school model coming to the Fitzsimons Innovation Community in Aurora, Colorado, to build and design a purpose-based learning environment that embodies the philosophy of “whole education,” based on the Reggio Emilia teaching model.
Occupying 3.6 acres near the campus center, Compositive Primary will support children’s capacity to reflect and learn, recognize and act, care and connect, and engage and serve. Featuring light-filled and purposefully flexible classrooms, positive outdoor learning spaces and multi-functional experiential learning and community wellness centers, Compositive Primary will be fully integrated into the life of the innovation community. An iconic and highly visible campus bell tower—a symbol of community—is designed to nurture exploration and discovery for generations of children.
Completion of the school represents another step in realizing the comprehensive master plan Tryba Architects is providing for the entire 125-acre Fitzsimons Innovation Community at the Anschutz Medical Campus.