Denver-area schools climb on board the co-working trend

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - The trend of co-working space in business has been here (and stayed here) for several years now, with many area businesses showing off their open-space digs that have employees working side-by-side with each other.

Now that trend may be carrying over to metro Denver schools looking to capitalize on co-working space's reputation of providing a more collaborative environment, fostering innovation and expediting entrepreneurship.

Graland Country Day School, a private Denver K-12 school founded in 1924, says it will build a two-story, $10 million facility geared towards preparing students for technology-oriented jobs and other skills they need to succeed in the evolving workforce. It will also be built in the co-working space style.

Other schools, such as the $17 million Colorado's Finest High School of Choice in Englewood, are also building co-working space-type environments for students. And Galvanize, the Boulder-based tech startup school, has been using the co-working space philosophy since it opened in 2012.

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