DESIGN PROCESS

  • The District values the input of the community, staff, parents, and students as we embark on designing four new elementary schools. To gather input, we have formed a design team and process to support the architect's Schematic Design phase - one of three phases of design

    The process will include input from the community and parents via three neighborhood design "visioning" meetings per school. We are also collecting community input regarding the exterior design via an online Thoughtexchange. Additionally,  an internal team consisting of the principals of Lincoln, McKinley, Underwood, and Wilson/WSTEM Schools and district administrators will work with the architects and designers from Plunkett Raysich Architects (PRA) to serve as liaisons to share information and collect feedback from the staff.

    The comprehensive work completed by the community-based Facilities Advisory Committee and the "model school" concept the Committee created will serve as a foundation for the design process. 

    Each of the four new elementary schools will be based upon a common model "space program" which means each building will generally have the same number and type of rooms and spaces.  The unique characteristics of each site and neighborhood will shape the arrangement of those spaces, ultimately resulting in four unique schools based upon one common vision.