Wicklow Elementary School is a prototype design offering security, optimum site utilization and cost-effectiveness. The facade is traditional red brick with Tuscan columns supporting a traditional entablature and pediment, which accentuates the entrance. The straightforward building lines combine with simple, repetitive window patterns for a clean, CAPACITY900COST PER SQ FT$58.72FEATURED IN1998 Architectural Portfolio elevation.
Security issues are addressed by minimizing points of entry, providing a central control point for administration, utilizing fire-protection systems, and separating bus, car and student traffic.
Wicklow’s compact design reduces site utilization 10 to 20 percent. It also reduces exterior perimeter walls, mechanical and electrical runs, and allows for streamlined administrative supervision.
The design also includes flexibility in customizing interior spaces, accommodation for future curriculum changes, growth and expansion. The school serves the community after-hours with the administration suite, media center and cafeteria/multipurpose room accessible from a common lobby.
The building is pre-engineered frame with block infill walls and brick veneer. Flooring is concrete slab on grade. The roof is a streamline gable, factory finished metal roof system on a pre-engineered steel structure.