Hilbert Elementary School, Office Renovation and Gymnasium Addition
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McMAHON worked with the School District of Hilbert to develop concepts for a New Elementary School at the site of the existing High School/Middle School. The final decision was to attach the Elementary school to the existing building. This was not only done for convenience, but safety as well as supporting a complete learning environment where older students would more readily be able to interact with the younger students.
In the spring of 2015 on the first attempt the referendum passed for $11.6 Million dollars. At this time the district expressed their desire to begin construction as soon as possible. The McMAHON team began working on a project schedule, assembling team members and began finalizing the design to meet an aggressive schedule of construction in the Fall of 2015.
The district challenged McMAHON not only with a tight construction schedule, but also with a unique classroom concept incorporating collaborative learning environments, flexibility in furniture, project based learning areas, and not necessarily having a ‘front’ of the classroom. In addition, a large focus in the design was security including a single entrance and ability to lockdown areas of the existing school as well as the elementary school areas. The solution was to create three “pods” for 4k-Kindergarten, 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Each pod has 4 classrooms and a large collaborative area. In addition, the pods have group work areas, faculty work areas and group restrooms. To add natural light to the collaboration area as well as visual security, glass was added at each classroom to the collaboration space.
This project also included a complete district office renovation and a gymnasium addition.
School District of Hilbert