Bright colors, wood tones and the maple leaf are just a few nods to the school pride that runs deep through generations of students that attended Maplewood Elementary School.Continue reading
Briarwood Elementary School
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KANSAS
- Shawnee Mission School District
- New Construction
- 72,000 SF
- $16.7 million
The walls come alive to inspire young learners at this new school. Whimsical landscapes and playful typography encourage students to open their minds to new possibilities.
Focusing on brain-based learning, every space at this new elementary school accommodates experiential learning. Corridors are learning spaces, with seating for large and small-group collaboration and integrated technology.
Safety was a paramount concern throughout the design and construction because this new elementary school was built next to the existing facility, which stayed open and operational throughout construction. Careful coordination between the District, our team and JE Dunn’s construction team was paramount to ensure students and faculty at the existing school stayed safe and secure.
Complete flexibility encourages co-teaching, collaboration and unconventional learning styles.Continue reading
LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL Performing Arts Center
- Liberty Public Schools
- 43,000 SF
- $16.5 million
The new performing arts space boasts unique elements contributing to the full performance experience, down to the technical and behind-the-scenes details.
As a district who places a strong emphasis on the importance of arts in education, Liberty Public Schools sought to improve its fine arts facilities at Liberty High School as part of the 2018 district bond passage. The addition of the new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center brings many opportunities for students, featuring an expansive two-tiered auditorium, flexible band, orchestra and choir rooms, a scene shop, drama classroom, individual rehearsal spaces and an event entrance for performance attendees. All of the spaces were designed to be multi-use to maximize the building’s utilization.
Inspired by spaces such as the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the nearly 800-seat addition is comparable to that of a performance space found on a college campus. Securely connected to the high school, students now have a professional setting to hone their talents. Acoustically accurate architectural details support students in achieving their full creative potential.
The brand-new Indian Creek Elementary replaces an existing building that had endured for decades and instilled pride in many community members.Continue reading
Flexible corridors, collaboration spaces and tactile walls encourage students to take learning outside of the classroom.Continue reading