The district was seeking more modern, energy efficient learning environments for its students in this district-wide improvement program. SHP designed two new schools on one 50 acre campus – Trebein Elementary and Coy Middle School. The project was completed $2 Million under budget, with key project specifics including:
- A shared central quadrangle that separates and unites the schools. This public green-space capitalizes on grading contours to create a gentle amphitheater for outdoor instruction, performances and special events.
- The highly efficient mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems do double duty as teaching tools, with exhibit rooms for HVAC equipment, informational graphics throughout the campus and even cut-away wall sections to show first-hand how the buildings make the best use of the district’s assets.
- Classrooms with abundant natural lighting as well as occupancy and daylight sensors that adjust according to outside conditions, resulting in significant cost savings.
- Unique visual anchors at the front entrance and office areas welcome students and visitors while highlighting activities offered at the schools and the district’s seven traits of character education.