This small rural district needed a change of image reflected in its new prototype. Interaction between the design team and administrators included site selection, bond referendum and early programming. All levels of school staff, parents, students, city officials and community members were involved in the design process.
Exterior concrete, metal and masonry CAPACITY700COST PER SQ FT$119.00FEATURED IN2005 Architectural Portfolio are cost-effective, low-maintenance and vandal-resistant. Eclectic exterior materials carry through to the interior. Interior finishes include VCT, ceramic tile and integral color concrete block. Anchoring elements of concrete and masonry coexist with metal and glass. Walls, ceilings and floors are color-blocked for wayfinding.
The building design is an asterisk shape anchored in the center by the library, gym, music and art spaces. The K-1 pod has centrally situated support spaces. Upper grades have space for computer/classroom pullout activities. Two parent dropoff areas are separated for grades K to 1 and 2 to 5. The security vestibule requires all visitors to check in.