Waterloo Kittrell Elementary School

Waterloo, Iowa

  • FIRM

    StruXture Architects

  • CLIENT

    Waterloo Community School District

  • AREA

    75,945 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $11,921,170.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2009

Nestled into a hill in a residential area, Kittrell Elementary is a new elementary for Waterloo Schools. The school is designed for 450 students, with two pre-kindergarten classes, four sections of kindergarten through second grade, and three sections of third through fifth grades.

The design will be used as a prototype for ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY450COST PER SQ FT$156.97FEATURED IN2010 Architectural Portfolio elementary schools throughout the district. Spaces are segmented into classroom wings branching out from the building’s core activities. Each wing divides students into smaller learning levels and incorporates shared resource spaces for larger group learning activities.

Built as a replacement building, the design enabled the facility to be built on the existing site while keeping the existing school operating until the new facilities were ready to be occupied. After moving into the new structure, the old building was removed and the site rebuilt to provide a finished, park-like setting.