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Rosemont Elementary School - photos by Charles Davis Smith, AIA

Rosemont Elementary School - photos by Charles Davis Smith, AIA

Tour B: Rosemont Elementary School - **SOLD OUT**


2.00 HSW
2.00 SD/GBCI
2.00 LUH


Thursday, November 7, 2013
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Class Code: 3

Room / Location

Grand Lobby / Convention Center First Floor


Early: $50.00 Advanced: $50.00 Full: $50.00

Sponsored By

Perkins + Will - Title Sponsor
L.A Fuess - Supporting Sponsor


Project: Rosemont Elementary School

Architect: Perkins+Will

Contractor: Steele & Freeman (Contractor)

Consultants: JQ (Civil Engineering); Teague Nall & Perkins (Landscape Architect); L.A. Fuess Partners (Structural Engineering); Basharkhah Engineering (MEP Engineer); AECOM (Program Manager); AppliedTech Group (Technology); Foodservice Design Professionals (Food Service)

Awards: 2012 Outstanding Project – Learning By Design

Tour Guide: Patrick Glenn, AIA, Perkins + Will

The new 82,000-sf Rosemont Elementary School is located on a 6.7-acre site just east of the existing Rosemont Middle School. The new elementary holds 650 students and serves grade levels K-5. The educational program includes core classrooms and shared academic spaces including music and art. The new facility also incorporates a state-of-the-art media center, student resource rooms, a cafeteria, and a multipurpose gymnasium equipped with a performance stage.

The building’s orientation is positioned to share public academic spaces with the existing Rosemont Middle School to the west in order to create an overall K-8 educational and community campus. This strategy allows the elementary school students to be separated from the middle school students, allowing for proper social and cultural growth. Construction costs were reduced by sharing parking with the middle school while still allowing both schools to have their own drop-off/ pick-up traffic patterns.

The elementary school design includes four small learning communities, which encourage student engagement, healthy learning habits, and educational ownership. The architecture responds to the school program by introducing “notches” into the building form, allowing natural daylight to penetrate into the academic corridor. The design features an Art Sculpture Plaza and an upper-level Outdoor Learning Terrace, which are shared with the current elementary school science program. Rosemont Elementary School also incorporates sustainable design strategies and supports the guidelines of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), a green building rating system. It is designed and built to achieve CHPS Verified status. Numerous IEQ strategies and materials are used for a healthy learning environment.

Using the building as a learning tool allows students to understand sustainable design strategies while encouraging lifelong everyday practice. To promote sustainable practices for the students, learning displays are located throughout the school. The Outdoor Learning Terrace is adjacent to the science classroom, which provides a unique learning opportunity for science or other curricula. The art classroom also has an outdoor covered learning area.

Potable water use is reduced via efficient plumbing fixtures and native plantings. Geothermal HVAC systems reduce energy consumption by 31%. Recycled materials and products with rapidly renewable resources are used to lower environmental costs of building.

Construction is conventional steel structure with concrete foundations. Durable, economical building materials — masonry, metal panel, curtain wall, storefront, colored glazing, and terrazzo flooring – are used creatively to achieve a handsome look on a budget. This building serves as a true community hub.

Project costs:

Building Construction Cost: $10,459,037

Site Development Cost: $ 1,565,086

Total Construction Cost: $12,024,123

Building Cost Per Square Foot: $127.54

Notice to Proceed: August 8, 2010

Substantial Completion Date: September 20, 2011


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