A New Elementary School for the North Central Area

Kershaw, South Carolina


Pike - McFarland - Hall Associates, Inc.


Kershaw County School District


75,063 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Design Team
Hood Construction Inc. (General Contractor); ADC Engineering Inc. (Civil); Weatherly Engineering LLC (Structural); Mechanical Design Inc. (Plumbing and Mechanical); Sims Group (Electrical); Foodesign Associates Inc. (Food Service Consultant); Shepard & Associates Inc. (Roofing Consultant)

Evaluation of three outmoded rural schools led to a consolidation and creation of this elementary school on the North Central area campus. The basis of the design revolved around 600 students, with administration, media center and multipurpose gym centrally situated. The building provides flexibility to accommodate varying student populations and was designed to be easily expanded. The rear classroom wing, which houses early childhood programs, was situated to create a visual barrier between age-specific play areas. Classrooms were separated by joint-use storage rooms and work areas, which also double as refuge areas for students and teachers if threatening situations arise.

To celebrate the history of the three predecessor schools, a historical gallery was placed just inside the front door, where artifacts from each of the former schools will be on display for occupants and visitors.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

UWPD Architecture (Educational Consultant)



Cost per Sq Ft


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Carpet by Mannington
Flooring by American Biltrite
Flooring by Armstrong World Industries
Brick/Masonry by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Cabinets by DuPont
Cabinets by Corian
Ceilings by USG
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by DORMA Architectural Hardware
Door Hardware by LCN Closers
Door Hardware by Stanley
Door Hardware by Trimco
Doors by CECO Door
Insulation by Owens Corning
Movable Partitions/Walls by Conwed
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Zurn
Lighting & Accessories by Legrand
Lighting & Accessories by Williams
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Larsen's
Locks by DORMA Architectural Hardware
Locks by LCN Closers
Locks by Stanley
Locks by Trimco
Cafeteria Furniture by AmTab Mfg
Classroom Furniture by Scholar Craft Products
Library/Media Center Furniture by Scholar Craft Products
Lounge Furniture by Smith Systems
Lounge Furniture by V/S America
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by National Public Seating
Drinking Fountains by Oasis
Office Furniture by Indiana Furniture
Drinking Fountains by Zurn
Hand-Drying Equipment by American Specialties
Hand-Drying Equipment by Dyson
Washroom Accessories by American Specialties
Washroom Accessories by Georgia-Pacific
Washroom Accessories by Dyson
Washroom Fixtures by Zurn
Washroom Fixtures by T&S Brass
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Scranton Products
Athletic Equipment by Jay Pro
Bleachers/Grandstands by Jay Pro
Playground Equipment by Playworld Systems
Scoreboards/Clocks by Nevco Scoreboard
HVAC Units by Valent
HVAC Units by Trane
HVAC Control Devices by Siemens Building Technologies
IAQ Devices by EBTRON
Draperies/Blinds by Hunter Douglas
Draperies/Blinds by Draper
Kitchen Equipment by Cambro
Kitchen Equipment by Kolpak
Lockers by Penco Products
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Fencing/Edging by Playworld Systems
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