Originally constructed in 1965 on 22.5 acres, Liberty-Valley Elementary School was in need of expansion to meet increasing enrollments. The school board reviewed several options and chose to upgrade their existing K-5 elementary schools in order to improve the delivery of educational services, and create the flexibility necessary to implement technological and CAPACITY650COST PER SQ FT$91.76FEATURED IN1998 Architectural Portfolio innovations in the future.
The new additions at Liberty-Valley include an expansion to the existing multipurpose room and kitchen, a new media center, computer lab, large-group instruction room, several resource areas/labs, administrative office spaces, storage spaces and new instructional classrooms. New construction also provided art and music-instruction facilities.
The addition also includes space for the district’s Head Start program, more circulation space and improved vehicular patterns around the exterior of the building.
Building security was enhanced via card-access readers and secure entries that are electronically unlocked as visitors are visually greeted by receptionists. Data ports are installed at every possible instruction area to maximize technology capabilities. Upgrades to the physical plant and building operational systems were performed, as well as replacement of the non-thermal windows and doors, updating interior finishes, handicapped accessibility and code-related items.
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