FORT BENNING, GEORGIA
dynamic and flexible education environment, currently slated for completion in
2017, will be one of the first new 21st century schools for the
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). It’s the epitome of a
collaborative design project. The design team at Elevatus Architecture was
brought in to lead the design & architectural effort in developing and producing
100% ready-to-award construction documents along with another USACE/DODEA design-center
Elementary School will boast seven learning neighborhoods with flexible
learning studios situated around their own central learning hub. The 17-acre
site’s 100-foot elevation change makes it possible to incorporate fun learning
spots into the terrain, such as an echo wall, a dinosaur/fossil exhibit, and an
outdoor learning amphitheater. The fact that “learning occurs everywhere” is demonstrated
not only throughout the building, but throughout the building site as well.
for 650 Pre-K through Grade 5 students, the school will offer ...
- a variety of learning studios,
- learning hubs,
- art and music rooms,
- computer labs,
- a gymnasium,
- a multi-purpose space with a
stage and a kitchen,
- an information center,
- administrative offices, and
- staff collaboration spaces.
facility is further designed for LEED Silver certification and will consume 42% less energy than the ASHRAE
90.1 standard. Furthermore, sustainable energy systems such as photovoltaic
panels, a wind turbine, and rainwater harvesting will be incorporated as
demonstration teaching tools.