Compositive Primary

Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado


2020 (Phase 1)


Compositive Primary, Considine Companies


45,500 SF


Scope of Work

Lead Design Architect and Architect of Record, Interior Designer, Experiential Design, Owner’s Representation

Tryba Architects partnered with Compositive Primary, a new workplace-based school model in the Fitzsimons Innovation Community, to build and design a purpose-based learning environment that embodies the philosophy of whole education.

Occupying 3.6 acres near the campus center, Compositive Primary supports 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 is positioned to 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.

This new educational experience gives enrollment preference to children of parents working at the world-class Anschutz Medical Campus including faculty, staff and students at the University of Colorado Medical School. 

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.

A new education model at the heart of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus

A learning community built around a courtyard

An academic village inspired by the geometry and proportions of nature