Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca Public Schools, 4-6 Upper Elem., 7-8 Middle School, and School/Comm. Act. Ctr.

Syracuse, Nebraska

The district partnered with its independent owner representative for educational planning and cost-management consultation to develop a long-range plan to consolidate facilities and create operating efficiencies. The result is this multi-use project. Flexible athletic practice and competition areas are joined effectively by music education, performance ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMPurdy & Slack, Technical ServicesCAPACITY450COST PER SQ FT$94.78FEATURED IN2011 Architectural Portfolio food-service areas serving the needs of K-12 student activities while welcoming a variety of community-use options, all open to separate, secure operation while conveniently adjoining high, middle and upper elementary school areas.

The design separates and complements each of these grade groupings. New facilities emphasize a variety of learning environments conducive to educational delivery in class, small-group and individual settings. Flexible technology access reaches all areas, offering an inviting variety of media opportunities. Large, open science and project learning centers support traditional teaching while being conducive to the students’ imaginations as exploratory learning centers.

Superior quality materials and energy efficiency were accessed through an independent cost-management plan, saving taxpayers nearly 20 percent compared with regional averages of traditional architect and construction management-driven approaches.