Prairie View Elementary School

Dardenne Prairie, Missouri

This elementary school is a prototype school being constructed in three phases on a 12-acre site. Phase I is 41,821 square feet and will accommodate 350 students with two classrooms per grade (K to 5) and special-education classrooms. Support spaces include a multipurpose room/cafeteria, food-service kitchen, administrative suite, library and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY350COST PER SQ FT$150.47FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio laboratory, restrooms, storage, and mechanical and electrical spaces.

Site improvements include a bus loading/paved playground, separate automobile dropoff/pickup loop, parking, a combined soccer/softball field, soft playground area and basic landscaping.

The building construction incorporates a structural steel frame, exterior walls with metal-stud backup, exterior brick and split-face/ground-face masonry and painted drywall finish. Corridor walls are painted concrete block.

Primary roofing is sloped metal roofing, rigid insulation and metal decking. Fenestration includes thermal-break aluminum window frames with insulated glazing and aluminum entrances. Interior finishes include VCT, acoustical ceilings and fluorescent lighting. Building HVAC includes water-cooled chillers and hot-water boilers.

The master-plan prototype will accommodate more than 650 students.