The Hattie B. Stokes Elementary School replaces an existing facility in a growing school corporation. This K-5 school will house the main special-education program and will accommodate several programs unique to this building.
Reading programs are enhanced in each classroom by added storage for books and materials, an upholstered window seat for “story time,” and, in CAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$102.00FEATURED IN2003 Architectural Portfolio kindergarten rooms, a reading “loft.” The central skylighted lobby will house a Conestoga wagon replica, complementing the school’s Laura Ingalls Wilder theme. In the art room, the high ceiling space will be adorned with a replica of DaVinci’s flying machine suspended below the skylight. Display and tack wall space incorporated throughout the building provides for recognition and display of student achievement.
The playground areas include equipment and layouts to accommodate all ages and abilities. Several pieces of equipment allow wheelchair access to elevated activities and challenges.
From the main entrance vestibule to the central mechanical mezzanine, security, safety and low-maintenance features were incorporated into all aspects of the design.