Gifford Park Elementary School

Omaha, Nebraska


Douglas County School District 0001 (Omaha Public Schools)


69,055 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Design Team
Eileen Korth, AIA, CSI, A4LE (Project Manager & Designer); April Kick, AIA, CSI, A4LE (Project Architect); Morrissey Engineering (Mechanical and Electrical); Infrastructure LLC (Structural); i.e. Design (Interior Design); KNS, Inc. (Technology Integration); Big Muddy Workshop, Inc. (Landscape Architect); Ehrhart Griffin & Associates (Civil)

The design of this school, situated on an urban site, is rooted in community connection and sustainability; it focuses on walkability and safety, and offers flexible spaces and outdoor learning environments. The design is a two-story configuration with interior finishes that create warm and inviting spaces and act as a “third space” for students. A color palette was chosen that speaks to the diverse and historical nature of the neighborhood.

The environment aims to engage students and inspire learning through diverse building and landscape materials, daylighting, transparency, and flex spaces. The structural system is a combination of masonry and structural steel with simulated stone, brick, and metal panels for the exterior finishes. A sustainable HVAC solution maximizes the existing resources of the district. The school’s mechanical system is connected to the Teacher’s Administration Center across Burt Street on the north side to use the excess capacity of the existing boiler system.

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Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Interface
Carpet by Mohawk Commercial Carpet
Flooring by Armstrong World Industries
Flooring by Flexco
Flooring by Aacer Flooring
Brick/Masonry by Endicott Tile
Ceilings by CertainTeed
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by American Olean
Ceramic Tile by Olympia Tile
Ceramic Tile by Crossville
Door Hardware by Stanley
Door Hardware by Detex
Door Hardware by Sargent
Door Hardware by LCN Closers
Door Hardware by Rockwood
Door Hardware by Rixson
Door Hardware by Pemko
Door Hardware by Allegion
Doors by Curries
Doors by VT Industries
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Insulation by Dow
Insulation by Owens Corning
Insulation by Hunter Panels
Movable Partitions/Walls by Modernfold
Paint/Wallcoverings by PPG Industries
Plumbing by AO Smith
Roofing by Johns Manville
Skylights by Solatube
Windows by Winco Window
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Mark Architectural Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Lithonia Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Honeywell
Locks by Best Access Systems
Card Systems by HID
Auditorium/Assembly Furniture by Virco
Classroom Furniture by Virco
Classroom Furniture by HON
Classroom Furniture by Allsteel
Classroom Furniture by MooreCo
Classroom Furniture by Wenger
Computer Furniture by Virco
Library/Media Center Furniture by Virco
Library/Media Center Furniture by Allsteel
Library/Media Center Furniture by MooreCo
Library/Media Center Furniture by National Office Furniture
Lounge Furniture by HON
Lounge Furniture by National Office Furniture
Office Furniture by HON
Office Furniture by Allsteel
Office Furniture by National Office Furniture
Drinking Fountains by Bradley Corporation
Hand-Drying Equipment by Bobrick
Washroom Accessories by American Specialties
Washroom Fixtures by Elkay
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Scranton Products
Athletic Equipment by Bison
Athletic Equipment by AALCO
Athletic Equipment by Performance Sports Systems
Scoreboards/Clocks by Fair-Play Scoreboards
Communications Systems by Rauland-Borg
Communications Systems by Quam-Nichols
Communications Systems by Lowell
Communications Systems by Atlas Sound
Clocks/Time Management by Primex Wireless
HVAC Units by Daikin
HVAC Units by Trane
HVAC Control Devices by Trane
IAQ Devices by Daikin
ADA/Compliance Equipment by Garaventa
Lockers by Lyon Workspace Products
Draperies/Blinds by Draper
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Insulation by Centria
Signage by ASI Sign Solutions
Waste Receptacles by American Specialties
Windows by Oldcastle Architectural
Bicycle Racks by Dero Bike Rack Co.
Walls/Wall Materials by BASF
Plumbing by Hunter Industries
Lighting & Accessories by SELUX
Playground Equipment by Miracle Recreation Equipment
Playground Equipment by SofSurfaces
Retaining Walls by Anchor Block
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