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Elementary School Project Case Study in Washington

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Project Overview

Project Title:Lake Hills Elementary School
Estimated Value:$12,458,000
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Project Location

Address:14310 SE 12th St

Project Type

Building Category:Elementary Schools
Work Type:New

Project Description:

The new 69,000 square foot, two-story CMU block with structural steel frame building replaced an existing 41,000 square foot structure, which was demolished along with 5 portables. The culturally diverse student body at Lake Hills Elementary School served as inspiration for the design of the new facility. The two-story entrance foyer is filled with panels etched with a greeting in 21 different languages. The overall form of the building is a U-shape that encloses and protects a central student courtyard, which forms the physical core of the school. The desire to integrate a courtyard that would serve as a gathering place for students was a principal driver for the new design. Classrooms are large (about 1,000 square feet) to accommodate the variety of activities that occur throughout the day in an active elementary learning environment. Interactive white boards (Smart Boards) and LCD projectors are incorporated into every classroom. The school is both hard wired for data and has full wireless capability as well.

Green & Sustainable Features:

A comprehensive daylighting strategy was employed throughout the school. The innovative strategy is most apparent at the brick wall, where daylighting is borrowed from the exterior clerestories through classrooms to the interior corridor. The light entering from the courtyard extension complements the light coming from the top of the second-floor corridor. Abundant daylighting allows natural light to reach deep inside the school's interior.