A 24,700-square-foot, $13 million center equipped with state-of-the-art technology has opened at Graland Country Day School, a private school in Denver's Hilltop neighborhood.

The Corkins Center is named for Graland parent David Corkins, co-founder of Denver-based asset management firm Arrowpoint Partners, who donated $5 million to the project. It includes a 12,000-square-foot commons area and a 3,500-square-foot innovation lab.

"Last year when we raised funds for the new Corkins Center, we also raised funds to add $5 million to our financial aid endowment so that even more students can have the opportunity to learn in this exciting facility and $5 million to our professional development endowment so our faculty can stay up to date with the newest advancements in education," said Ronni McCaffrey, Graland's head of school.

McCaffrey also said while it's a challenge to keep up with today's rapidly changing educational environment, the Corkins Center will help by encouraging collaborative work in the building's open, co-working space.

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