Pinedale Elementary School

Pinedale, Wyoming


Sandstrom Architecture


Sublette County School District No. 1


89,095 sq.ft.

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Based on performance specifications provided by the Wyoming School Facilities Commission and Sublette County School District No. 1, Pinedale Elementary School was designed around a small learning community philosophy to LEED silver standards. The goal was to deliver an educational environment that is energy-efficient and promotes a healthful atmosphere.

The school design was derived from the ranching heritage of the area, and incorporates native materials and color throughout the building. To further enhance the ranching heritage, heavy timber was used for the front entry and entrances into learning communities. Local ranchers branded the entries with their unique brands.

The small learning communities represent the three ecosystems of the area to inspire an understanding and respect for the environment. All classrooms are situated on exterior walls to utilize daylight, and common areas within each community are used for student collaboration.

At 7,175 feet, Pinedale, Wyo., is a harsh climate with sub-zero temperatures and only 30 frost-free days a year. The school was placed on the site to minimize the effects of high winds and drifting snow, protecting the playground area for students.

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Doors by Steelcraft
Doors by United States Aluminum
Movable Partitions/Walls by Cornell Iron Works
Movable Partitions/Walls by Modernfold
Paint/Wallcoverings by Columbia Paint
Plumbing by Halsey Taylor
Plumbing by Kohler
Plumbing by Leonard Peterson & Co
Plumbing by Zurn
Plumbing by Moen
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Lighting & Accessories by GE Lighting
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Lighting & Accessories by Visa Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Cooper Lighting
Emergency Lighting by Cummins
Washroom Fixtures by Kohler
Washroom Fixtures by Bradley Corporation
Washroom Fixtures by Elkay
Draperies/Blinds by Nysan
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Platinum Visual Systems
Walls/Wall Materials by CertainTeed
Walls/Wall Materials by Koroseal
Flagpoles by American Flagpole
Plumbing by Grundfos Pumps
Carpet by Mohawk Commercial Carpet
Carpet by Lees
Flooring by Mondo USA
Flooring by Armstrong World Industries
Flooring by Forbo Flooring Systems
Flooring by Roppe
Flooring by Stonhard
Physical-Education Flooring by Mondo USA
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceilings by USG
Ceilings by Chicago Metallic
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by Schlage
Door Hardware by Ives
Door Hardware by LCN Closers
Door Hardware by Glynn-Johnson
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Door Hardware by Falcon Lock
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Security Systems by Pelco
Security Systems by Bosch Security Systems
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Locks by Schlage
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