West Des Moines Crossroads Park Elementary

Clive, IA

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Architecture Overview:

This project provided a unique opportunity to design a facility for a growing suburban community with emphasis on both educational and community activities. The major objective was to design a functional and flexible facility that respected the residential scale of the surrounding area and related to the human scale of the young students. The project is located on a site adjoining a city park with the intent that the two properties would complement each other for community use. The facility accommodates 600 students, kindergarten through sixth grade. The exterior character utilizes brick, low roof lines, and sloped roofs in response to the residential atmosphere of the area. The design and placement of playful forms and low brick sitting walls allow the young people to experience elements relative to their size.

  • CLIENT: West Des Moines Community School District
  • COMPLETE: December 2011
  • SIZE:
    18,500 Sq. Ft. Addition
    57,892 Sq. Ft. Renovation
  • View Related Project Types:
    K-12 Education