panorama middle school

panorama middle school is located in colorado springs and is the larger of the two schools to be selected for the colorado health foundation’s (CHF) MSOLE (middle school outdoor learning environments) grant. inspired by the school's name along with the sweeping vistas of the dramatic front range geology, the design introduces a new topography of turf mounds and graphic contours. places for interactive play, learning, reflection and informal social gatherings are created in the form of traditional hard court games, seating areas, a shaded outdoor classroom, looping paths for walking, and structures for climbing and team challenges.  a future phase seeks to implement a garden zone north of the building planned to support local gardening groups as well as the school’s STEM classes.