GH2 designed this new elementary school for Broken Arrow Public Schools, due to their rising enrollment. With 91,000 square feet of space for pre-k through 5th grade students, the facility includes: 30 pod style classrooms, eight special use classrooms including art, music and STEM; full size gymnasium with stage, spectator seating and a storm shelter, cafeteria, kitchen, main offices, clinic, media center, multiple playgrounds, and separate bus oval and parent pick-up and drop-off. Public spaces are carefully designed to be centralized, enhancing the sense of collaboration encouraged by the pod-style classrooms.
The library is at the front of the building, highlighted by a curved wall of glazing. It is important to Broken Arrow Public Schools that the library be a showcase for the school and point of emphasis that reading is a top priority for students.
The project is scheduled for completion in July 2017.