Osgood Kindergarten Center

Fargo, North Dakota

  • FIRM

    YHR Partners, Ltd.

  • CLIENT

    West Fargo Public Schools

  • AREA

    35,794 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $4,151,400.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    7/2009

This 16-classroom kindergarten center for 380 students was constructed to accommodate the district’s change to all-day kindergarten.

The center’s classrooms were designed with ample storage rooms and cabinets. Twelve classrooms are designed as standard rectangular rooms, and four of the classrooms were designed in an ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY380COST PER SQ FT$116.00FEATURED IN2011 Architectural Portfolio shape. Studies have shown that elementary students perform better in rooms with an L configuration, and the administration wanted to include several rooms of this style.

The school also cont2ains a multipurpose/lunch room, media/ computer center, small-group area, music and administrative offices. The building was designed as a green building to the LEED NC silver standard. It has a high-efficiency envelope and mechanical system, daylighted classrooms, low-VOC, and nontoxic and recycled materials.