Cooper Elementary School

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Project Type: New Construction

Client: School District of Superior

LHB provided pre-referendum services, complete design and construction administration services for the School District of Superior. The $92.5 million referendum included the demolition and replacement of Cooper Elementary School.

Cooper is an EC-5 facility designed for 600 students. The project is a replacement of an existing facility on the same site. Main project goals were to improve site safety and circulation, building security, clear entry for parents and visitors, increased capacity and improved educational environment.

This project includes Early childhood functions within the building and a separated age appropriate playground as well as the district’s focused Autism program in addition to the standard K-5 grades and support spaces.

The facility is a prairie style design which helps reduce the impact of building size, fits the residential neighborhood, and emulates a warm inviting environment for the students.

The energy goals are set well below codes at 34 KBTU/sf versus code benchmarks of roughly 72. The facility includes 100% conditioned fresh air displacement ventilation which provides superior air quality, dramatic energy savings, and great acoustical properties.

LHB is using Virtual Reality throughout the design process with the School District of Superior. Watch LHB’s VR process being featured on WDIO.

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