Fort Calhoun Elementary School

Fort Calhoun, NE

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Architecture Overview:

The goal behind the renovation and addition of Fort Calhoun Elementary School was to create new classrooms, restrooms and meeting spaces while improving the functionality and appearance of the existing spaces. The design of the building itself took cues from two local elements; one of them being the nearby Fort Atkinson and the other, limestone that is mined nearby. This limestone was used to construct the armory at Fort Atkinson. Its distinctive white/cream color and visual roughness provided a perfect complement to not only the existing brick but also the wood slat accent wall that flowed beneath the sloping clerestory roof.

Interior Design Overview:

Master Planning Overview:

  • CLIENT: Fort Calhoun Elementary School
  • COMPLETE: October 2011
  • AWARDS:
    • AIA Nebraska Chapter - Excellence in Design New Construction Honor Award - 2012
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    K-12 Education