Panorama Elementary School

Panora, Iowa

This facility represents five towns committed together to leadership in education. Many integrated activities areas form a true, central communities center. Voters supported the close relationships of education delivery, favorably balanced with economic prudence and efficiency of operational savings.

District leadership chose an uncommon, yet proven approach to ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMPurdy & Slack, Technical Services ConsultantCOST PER SQ FT$64.88FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio the project quality and cost management it demanded. The direction of the integrated educator/community/technical team used a specialized, independent educational facilities consultant, thus greatly increasing district control of flexibility, quality and cost-value ratios. The approach used comprehensive project cost-management systems and a blended financing approach developed by the architect.

Flexibility dominated planning for delivery in a variety of settings, fully integrating technologies/systems for delivery beyond state-of-the-art. The result is an efficient envelope, serving present and future decades of needs.

Ground-source heating and cooling lend further efficiencies to the high-performance characteristics of the building envelope throughout the year, with computerized controls and maintenance monitoring.

The innovative classroom design includes integrated, private space for individual and small-group instruction. This concept is one of many included to accommodate variations in class sizes, programs and educational delivery in the future.

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