Barkley Elementary School

Fort Campbell, Kentucky

  • FIRM



    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Norfolk District/DoDEA Design Center

  • AREA

    141,139 sq.ft.





Barkley Elementary is one of the first schools designed under the new 21st Century Education Initiative set forth by DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activities). This leading-edge facility endeavors to provide a learning environment that accommodates multiple learning and teaching styles, thus maximizing the value of ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY740COST PER SQ FT$243.25CITATIONWork in Progress CitationFEATURED IN2013 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress school’s curriculum.

Centrally situated within a dense residential population at Fort Campbell, Ky., it will accommodate up to 740 students during the day. After hours, the information center, large commons and gymnasium will serve as a community center for all residents on post. 

Other amenities that make Barkley Elementary School an innovative and environmentally conscious facility: 

•Inviting information center. 

•Abundant daylighting into all learning spaces. 

•Insulated concrete form (ICF) construction, allowing for a decrease in heating/air-conditioning loads served by the building’s geothermal mechanical system. 

•LED lighting, solar-water heating and photovoltaic infrastructure. 

•Rooftop learning garden. 

With these assets, Barkley Elementary School is geared to improve the quality and enjoyment of education while helping to pave a new future for the next generation of well-rounded, capable individuals.

“Open and flexible space that adapts to today’s teaching model.”--2013 jury