Roosevelt Elementary School Addition & Renovation

Council Bluffs Community School District

Council Bluffs, IA

2013 Completion

$3.8 Million

Roosevelt Elementary School is a Kindergarten through 12th grade school in Council Bluffs, IA that provides students with challenging educational experiences to learn, grow and become successful citizens of the world.  It is important for students to have learning environments that reflect small group collaborative spaces with flexible furnishings, technology-centered zones equipped with the latest and greatest resources, and as much natural light to filter into the space as possible for a positive, learning environment.

The renovation and addition included the creation of a more identified entry which was accomplished with a complimentary large-format porcelain tile in a contrasting color.  This same porcelain tile was introduced on the interior.  Safety and security were also major factors within the overall design implementation; therefore, creating a secure vestibule.  The connection with the corridors to the classrooms allowed for some natural light to filter through to the corridors.  

The corridors have a dynamic floor pattern creating movement through the introduction of multiple colors with one specific color extending into each classroom.  The teaching wall visibility to the entrance/sidelight into each classroom assists with the overall safety of each student.  A variety of spaces are created to give more diverse classroom opportunities to accommodate all learning styles.