This two-story school is designed to serve 450 pre-K to 8 students in the Northside community. This new school replaces an existing elementary that had undersized classrooms, minimal security and lacked ADA accessibility.
In keeping with the pedestrian-friendly streets that are a Northside hallmark, the design limits vehicular access and provides ASSOCIATED FIRMFanning Howey; Moody*NolanCAPACITY450COST PER SQ FT$186.28FEATURED IN2013 Architectural Portfolio pedestrian-only connection from Chase Avenue to the north. The nine-acre site is shared with the adjacent recreation center, enabling shared use of amenities, creating a hub of educational and recreational activity for the whole community.
Designed with a certification goal of LEED silver, the sustainable design elements include daylight harvesting, occupation sensors, 21 classrooms with large windows and extended learning areas, and a curtainwall in the main entry tower to fill the building with natural light.
The school also has separate parent and bus dropoff areas, a media center with reading room, gymnasium with locker rooms, an art room, music room, cafeteria, and computer and science labs.