SAMSONITE BUILDING/DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Samsonite Corporation was established in Denver in 1910, and during the company's winding 100-year road, ground was broken for this amazing building in 1966. Now, the building that once housed the world headquarters for Samsonite in northeast Denver, belongs to Denver Public Schools. A bond measure enabled the purchase of the 113,000 sq ft building for $11.1 million. The 13-acre site houses the district’s High Tech Early College, and the campus will help the district keep pace with growing enrollment in the far northeast area of the city.
The building has the capacity to hold approximately 800 students, with about 570 students attending class on campus. In addition to High Tech Early College, which has students in grades 9 through 12, the 45th Avenue campus is also home to the 9th grade of DSST Conservatory Green High School, which will move to the Paul Sandoval campus in Northfield next year. United Materials has been excited to be part of the effort to improve the building by replacing significant portions of the roof, as well as continuing a cherished and longstanding partnership with Denver Public Schools.
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This project is a freestanding building originally built in 1993 and is almost 100,000 square feet. United Materials is very proud to be part of the project and has been asked to carefully scan the roof for wet insulation before installing 1000 squares of fully-adhered Firestone 60 mil Ultraply white TPO, upon the 30' high steel and concrete deck.