Project Type: New
Construction Cost: $31.2 Million (Est.)
Size: 83,250 SF New
Marathon Elementary School
The new building is a two-story structure with a new entrance drive off of Hayden Rowe Street, which bisects the site along the western edge of the parcel. The project and the associated site development will take place on the northern half of the site, leaving the southern half undeveloped.
The new school will serve a design enrollment of 395 students in kindergarten and first grade as well as 80 Pre-K students (half-day, split between morning and afternoon). In accordance with the Educational Program, the new school will provide flexible space for differentiated instruction to allow students to learn and continuously grow as independent, confident, resilient, and thoughtful individuals.
The school is designed to be flexible, sustainable, and appropriate to its setting. The ‘T’ shape building consists of three wings. Two of the wings will contain classrooms and the third will contain a gym, cafeteria, music space and utility spaces. At the intersection of the three wings is a central core heart space which will contain the main entries to the school, administration spaces and media center. The entire school will be two stories high except for certain preschool classrooms near the front entry and the utility spaces at the rear of the building, both of which will be one story. The long classroom wing will be oriented east/west, ideal for natural light. Likewise, the central core spaces will receive ideal north and south natural light from overhead clerestory glazed openings. The $47 million project is scheduled for completion in 2018.