LTG (R) Ellis D. Parker Elementary School
Fort Rucker, AL
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
The new 133,542 SF Parker Elementary School, located on an active military installation, was designed as a modern learning environment filled with features and technology to meet the needs of today’s 21st century student. The academic spaces are housed in seven learning neighborhoods that include learning studios and staff collaboration areas that open to larger learning hubs. Located at each entry is a unique Learning Wall that gives each neighborhood its own identity and promotes ‘way-finding’. The learning studios embrace 21st century educational tools with writeable desks, flexible furniture and operable walls between studios that allow the educational environment to adapt to the needs of the changing curriculum. The Commons, a 2-story social gathering space, serves as the transition between the learning neighborhoods and the dining/multi-purpose space, gymnasium, music and art suites.
2016 Honorable Mention Award
Learning By Design