HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 34

District 34 found their population was growing and curriculum changing.  A study, under the leadership of the superintendent and school board, concluded that the district needed additional facilities with an emphasis on early education.

Hillcrest sits on a beautiful but challenging site of changing elevation, wooded areas, and  wetlands.  The  design accommodates the building,   circulation, playing fields, and access while being sensitive to the surroundings.

The design of the school reflects a residential scale in order to make the large building more accessible to the grade-level students it will serve.  The plan is divided into four “houses” or groups of classrooms, an administrative and library area, and a Multi-Purpose Room.

Exterior materials for the building were chosen to be economical, durable, and to reflect the natural materials of the wooded site

Project Data
Type of Facility:    Elementary
Grades:    PreK-1
Area:   58,675 SF

SD 34 - Hillcrest Ext Side Entrance - lrg SD 34 - Hillcrest Gym - Master copy std SD 34 - Hillcrest Kindergarten Room - std SD 34 - Hillcrest Lobby - std SD 34 - Hillcrest LRC - std SD 34 - Hillcrest Story Area - std
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Posted on February 17, 2015, in Architecture, Education, Educational Architecture, Elementary School and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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