Futuro Academy Charter School

Location Las Vegas | Category Commercial / Civic Projects

Project Description

Sparkflight Studios took an existing shopping center and turned it into an engaging K-5 public charter school, Futuro Academy, for our valued long-term client, CSDC. Our teams’ goal is to support Futuro Academy’s slow-growth model (Commercial Architecture) to deliver excellence to its students with small group learning and a joyful environment by providing a space that meets their needs. Over the last 5 years the work has consisted of 48,506 SF of site and tenant improvements, an entitlement package, extensive program development, and analysis of the existing building for seismic retrofitting. Currently, the project is completing the final of 4 phases. And we wouldn’t be Sparkflight Studios if we didn’t take an inventory of the existing equipment and materials to re-use for savings and sustainability.


“Anne Johnson and her team have been a delight to work with over five phases of construction on a Las Vegas Community Investment Corporation (division of the City) adaptive re-use of a grocery store to a school for our tenant, Futuro Academy and a new charter school project for delivery Summer, 2022 which will also be adaptive re-use of dilapidated warehouse space near downtown. There were significant challenges with the City of Las Vegas Special Use Permit and our original contractor on the Futuro Academy project and Sparkflight handled the challenges with grace and professionalism. Anne and her team have been a ready resource for my team and have supported our school leaders with interior design work at no cost.”
-Laura Fiemann, Chief Development Officer, Charter Schools Development Corporation