Boyd Elementary School
- Springfield Public Schools
- New Construction
- 56,000 SF
- $16 Million
Greeted by bright colors and a sense of place, visitors, staff and students alike can connect with the rich history of the neighborhood.
Serving as a front porch to the historic midtown community, Boyd Elementary celebrates the history and future for students and staff. Focusing on International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, the design centered around themes supporting an international experience broadening students’ horizons and outlook of the world, as well as roots in the neighborhood providing a sense of place.
Inside, joyful colors and graphics radiate energy, welcoming all in an inclusive and universal space. Both striking and subtle patterns remind students of the IB values and help provide a sense of identity and ownership. Wooden archways warm spaces and create a grand entry to the various classroom neighborhoods, where students begin their daily learning adventure.
Students traverse Boyd Hall where exposed structures and “Windows to the World” give students a glimpse into the building’s innerworkings and puts learning on display. Flexible spaces allow for independent study and group collaboration, with intentional daylighting throughout.
IIDA MADA K12 Silver Award
AIA KC Design Excellence Citation Award for Interior Architecture
Collaboration with hdesigngroup