School District 150’s goal for this project was to provide a creative, yet responsible design solution for the additional space needs to accommodate kindergarten through fourth grade at the existing Lincoln Middle School.
Following programming meetings, multiple design concepts were discussed and vetted with district representatives. The concept that was chosen harnesses as much natural light from the north as possible. Since the building is located just south of the nationally recognized Peoria River Bluff, this concept was also able to incorporate dramatic views of the Bluff into the overall design. The ‘saw tooth’ roof incorporates strategically located glazing to maximize the amount of northern light entering the building, thus saving energy costs. More importantly, this approach significantly adds to the quality of space and positively affects the students’ performance.
The school additions include:
James Kemper served as the Lead Designer for this project while working at Dewberry.