Owl Creek School
The school district was in need of both a new elementary school and a new middle school. In order to save cost, a combined school was proposed. The new building is divided to allow the students of the elementary and middle schools to occupy separate spaces. The administrative office, media center, and kitchen are the only shared facilities in the school. The school is designed to take advantage of natural daylight in all classrooms and to minimize east and west exposure. Economical materials were combined to create interesting facades and hint at the school's location on Owl Creek. A cable television, computer network and intercom system was installed in each classroom. Motion detectors aid in controling lighting in all corridors and add to the security of the facility. At 143,700 square feet, the school accommodates a student population of approximately 1,000.
Owl Creek was, at the time of its completion, a unique blended elementary/middle school, and became a model for other school districts.