Sunny Slope Elementary

We Heart Public Schools

APMA partnered with BLDD on the 58,019 SF renovation and 14,995 SF, 10-classroom addition to Sunny Slope Elementary, part of Omaha Public Schools. The existing 1972 building was designed as an open plan school. The new design eliminated the open plan and updated building systems in order to create a more efficient facility that addressed growth needs, including safety and security issues. The team worked closely with the stakeholders and project management team to minimize the impact on the educational process while completing the job on schedule. APMA and the Educational Specification teams met regularly to confirm the community and school’s understanding of the scope of work. The team conducted surveys of teachers and students, hosted tours of exemplar schools, and held workshops to uncover aspirations and needs related to the design.

Project

Location
Omaha, NE

Size
57,900 SF

Scope of Work
Renovation/Addition

Date of Completion
2017

Project Contact

The original one-room school house, known as District 16 of Douglas County, was erected in the 1890's and later moved to land on 108th St where a new building was built in 1954. The school then moved into it's new building in the 1970's.

Photography by: APMA

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For the continued health and safety of our clients and employees the APMA office will remain closed through October 1, 2020. Rest assured our team is focused on providing a great client experience even as we continue to work remotely during this time.