Prairie View Elementary School, Phases II and III

Dardenne Prairie, Missouri

This elementary school is a prototype being constructed in three phases on a 12-acre site. Phases II and III of the elementary school are 48,989 square feet and will accommodate about 650 students with two classrooms per grade, K to 5, and special-education classrooms. Support spaces include a gymnasium, art room, kindergarten room, additional administration, a media ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY650COST PER SQ FT$125.00FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio and computer laboratory, restrooms, storage, and mechanical and electrical spaces.

Site improvements were completed during Phase I. The building construction incorporates a structural-steel frame, exterior walls with metal-stud backup, exterior brick and split/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.