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Soaring Heights Elementary School

Soaring Heights Elementary School
Joplin, MO

The new Joplin elementary school, Soaring Heights, is designed to house more than 450 elementary students grades Kindergarten thru 5 in this rebuilding school district. Hollis + Miller Architects designed the new elementary school on a 36-acres site.  Significant effort and time was spent soliciting input from school district patrons through a series of community forums/work sessions. The result is a design that embraces the school district vision and goals for elementary school education.

A collaborative approach resulted in character statements that represent the district’s most critical concepts for design and relate to overall district vision.  The “learning park” is a collaborative learning environment that includes activity areas with presentation and wet areas, small group alcoves, resource room, and conference rooms. The “learning park” area has glass to the classrooms to allow learning activities to be observed, displayed and each neighborhood to be opened promoting community among neighborhoods.  

Completion Date:
January, 2014

Size:
66,500 sq. ft.

Construction Cost:
$13,714,029.00

Owner:
Joplin School District

Contractor:
Universal Construction