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November 8, 2022Read More
In recent years, Springfield Platteview Community Schools (SPCS) has experienced dramatic growth within its attendance boundaries and has sought ways to accommodate that growth as well as ensure its facilities stay competitive. The district began working with APMA in 2019 on developing concepts for the district’s two elementary schools. The goal was to create 21st-century learning environments that would be flexible and adapt to future challenges. Through multiple community and user group workshops, plans were developed for what would become a new Springfield Elementary. This engagement effort was done prior to a Bond referendum to ensure all stakeholder groups were able to provide input to the process. A full schematic design package was then developed to provide accurate budgeting that helped the Bond pass in May of 2020. The new facility opened on schedule for the 2022-2023 school year.
Sustainability features include the building being set up for future solar power, optimal orientation for passive daylighting, and sun shading to mitigate heat gain.
The design takes a 'learning pod' approach such that each grade level has an area that includes classrooms, small group rooms, and an open learning environment to provide teachers and students with a multitude of tools.
Special care was taken to design a centralized space to allow for greater district and community use - including a middle school sized gym with spectator seating which opens to a commons area that can serve as a large community meeting space and a media center during or after school.
1516 Cuming Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102
302 East Coolbaugh Street
Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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We could not be more thrilled to be a part of this project with Omaha Public Schools. Here’s to making The Arts accessible to everyone!Read More
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The century-old neighborhood landmark, Miller Park Pavilion is open once again for park-goers to enjoy. Read about the renovation and expansion at the link!Read More