Lannon Elementary School

Sussex, Wisconsin

Before this renovation was implemented, Lannon Elementary School was a 30,000-square-foot building originally constructed in 1939. The existing two-section school was converted into three sections housing kindergarten through 5th grade.

In order to improve communication and allow for more group instruction, a cluster concept with breakout computer areas was developed ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY510COST PER SQ FT$61.64FEATURED IN1998 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation implemented with a 25,000-square-foot addition. Each grade cluster was provided with a technology alcove,and the kindergarten suite designed around a courtyard for easy access to outdoor activities.

Due to the increasing number of students, a new two-section gym with built-in cafeteria tables was constructed. The undersized existing gym was converted to an instructional media center, the ceiling opened up and skylights added to create a more naturally lit setting. A new entrance lobby allows the community access to the gym, large-group instruction areas and IMC for use after school hours while keeping the remainder of the building closed off. In order to retain continuity between the old and new sections, a similar stone finish was used.

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