Pillar Falls Elementary School

Twin Falls, Idaho

  • FIRM

    Hummel Architects

  • CLIENT

    Twin Falls School District #411

  • AREA

    67,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $13,100,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2016

This two-story elementary school houses 650 students in grades K to 5. The building sits on a 10-acre site and has classrooms, a media center, gymnasium, cafeteria, student commons, computer labs, a special-needs suite and an administrative area. The site also includes a bus loop, student drop-off, play areas, and softball and soccer fields. Unlike its sister school in ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$196.00FEATURED IN2017 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms district, this facility has an area suited for a preschool.
Among the key concepts incorporated into the project are an extensive parent drop-off area, separate visitor parking and bus loop, direct supervision throughout the site by minimal staff, durable and low-maintenance materials, daylight in the teaching spaces, robust technology throughout, flexibility in classrooms, and separation of classrooms by grade, with control points for lockdown of the facility.