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Jackson Elementary School

Project

Jackson Elementary School in Jackson, WY has a great green story to share. The K-2 school opened in September 2009 to accommodate 500 students. Celebrated for it’s green construction, the school building was awarded LEED Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council, the first school in Wyoming to be gold-certified. The school is located on a previously developed site on the edge of town.

project details

Designer: Hawtin Jorgensen Architects, Gallinger Trauner Design

Dealer: Office Scapes, Colorado

Location: Jackson, Wyoming

District: Teton County School District 1

School Type: Public K-2 Elementary

 

Design Intent

Situated in the foothills with views of the National Elk Refuge; a unique setting allows the teachers to utilize the outdoor space as learning landscapes. Inside the school, activity pods were created for collaborative learning to take place outside of the classrooms. To further promote collaboration between students, peer-to-peer classroom environments were implemented using the Discover student desk. The built-in book boxes allow convenient storage space for each student.

Solution

The vision of Jackson Elementary School to work cooperatively with students, staff, and community to ensure their students become productive, creative and responsible citizens of the 21 century has come to life. Artcobell products were selected both as an affordable design option, and for meeting the stringent standards for indoor air quality set by GreenGuard Children & Schools.

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