A&E Design led an extensive bond campaign for the construction of the new Elder Grove Middle School. The design team’s involvement included in-depth community outreach to engage all key stakeholders in the process. Marketing collateral supported a successful bond passage, and then the project proceeded into the design stage.
Through a series of charrettes, the team explored potential site diagrams of the 15-acre lot. The new school needed to seamlessly integrate with existing facilities, allowing elementary students on campus to share the new amenities. Acquiring adequate land to accommodate anticipated student growth and desired athletic programs served as a primary site planning goal.
The newly constructed school offers 10 general education classrooms, two science rooms, three tech labs, art and music areas, and a central kitchen to service the entire campus. A unique “collaboration corridor” with multiple breakout spaces provides a diverse learning area to support a variety of teaching styles.