Druid Hill Elementary School

Omaha, Nebraska

Client

Omaha Public Schools

Area

77,360 sq.ft.

Total Cost

$6,630,788

Completion Date

04/2002

The Omaha Public School District wanted to adapt a design used previously at three other locations, to an inner-city location, adjacent to an existing school that was to be demolished.
The site for the new school had contained a battery-processing plant. Due to lead contamination, the building was demolished, and extensive site remediation was required.
The educational specifications established by the administration, staff and parents resulted in:
– A media center at core of facility with multimedia distribution system networked to all learning areas.
– An administrative area located centrally for good visual control.
– A gymnasium and multiuse wing isolated for security during after-school activities.
– A teacher-preparation area provided apart from the classrooms.
– Flexible use of space for conferences, school psychologist, special education and individual teaching.
– Core rooms of each classroom wing designed as tornado shelters.
– All entries equipped with card readers for security.
– An energy-efficient building envelope with windows that furnish optimal natural light.

Additional Information

Capacity

800

Cost per Sq Ft

$85.71

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