Originally built in 1928, Lincoln Elementary is located on a landlocked site in a well-established neighborhood near downtown Ardmore, Okla. Architects in Partnership worked closely with Ardmore City Schools and community representatives to find solutions that satisfy the needs of the district. Options to preserve the iconic structure by renovation and/or expansion were CAPACITY400COST PER SQ FT$190.32FEATURED IN2014 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress and fell short of established project goals to provide modern instructional space supportive of Ardmore’s educational mission.
AIP developed a two-story plan that could support up to 400 students in grades 1-5 grade that could be constructed on the northwest corner of the existing site without interrupting operation of the existing school. The existing school will be demolished upon completion of New Lincoln Elementary to make way for a new parking lot and pick-up/drop-off lane. The new state-of-the-art facility includes safe rooms, computer classrooms, a media center, a kitchen and cafeteria, a multipurpose gymnasium/stage, and music and art classrooms. Special attention was paid to incorporating architectural elements of the existing elementary building into the new design to complement the surrounding historic neighborhood.