Truman Learning Center and FEMA Shelter

Farmington, Missouri

  • FIRM

    Hoener Associates, Inc.


    Farmington R-VII School District

  • AREA

    27,800 sq.ft.





Design team: Hoener Associates, Inc. (Architect): Mark A. Reuther (Project Principal), Wade R. Welch (Project Architect); Toth & Associates, Inc. (Civil & Structural Engineers) Brian Orr (Project Principal); G&W Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection Engineers): Kevin Griesemer (Project Principal)

The newly expanded Truman Learning Center ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY200COST PER SQ FT$190.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural Portfolio the Farmington R-VII School District creates a dedicated Early Childhood Education Center on the existing Kindergarten and Early Learning Campus in Farmington, Missouri.
New areas include eight standard early childhood classrooms, two Early Childhood special education classrooms, a Gross Motor Skills room, a library, an administration suite, a counseling suite, an OT/PT room, a speech classroom, a nurse’s office, a parent/teacher room, and various support spaces.
A storm shelter (meeting ICC 500 and FEMA requirements) was designed and houses the standard classrooms, the gross motor skills room, as well as required restrooms, storage areas, emergency generator, and dedicated mechanical/electrical rooms.
The critical challenges of this project were developing and constructing a large building area within the confines of an existing school campus, as well as establishing new traffic patterns for two on-campus programs (Kindergarten and Early Childhood). As part of the new construction, a security vestibule was created to provide additional safety and access control for the entire campus.