Date Completed
2015
Size
98,500 SF

Woodland Hills Elementary

Waukee, IA

frk has been the Waukee School District’s architect for 12 years and designed an elementary school layout that has been so well received, Woodland Hills has been the fourth iteration of the footprint built by the district. Three classroom pods surround a central circulation core, minimizing the distance students need to travel to access shared program spaces such as the media center, computer labs, guidance, and music classrooms.   For security, all visitors to the school must past through the main office reception area. 

Situated in a new development that has a “heritage” theme, the exterior façade is a blend of three colors of warm brick masonry with metal panel accents, providing both durability and aesthetic value.  On the interior,  vibrant colors were employed throughout the rooms and corridors and a continuous translucent panel clerestory window provides diffuse natural light all along the central core corridors.