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The existing Elementary School in Valentine, NE is a U-shaped building containing Class Rooms, a Multi-Purpose Room and Administrative Spaces. With the potential of a new kindergarten being built in the near future, the school district realized that they needed to accommodate an extra classroom as well.
The proposed addition, was designed at the west end of the existing U-shaped courtyard, providing loop corridor and making the circulation throughout the facility more efficient.
Due to budget limitations, the project was split into two phases, the first of these focusing on an addition that would house three new classrooms, one of these designated to be the Special Education Classroom. The new addition, of steel-framed structure faced in brick, introduces a new type of the building function as well as an architectural style. Any future addition would close off the courtyard and provide on additional classrooms.