West Liberty Elementary School was becoming too constrictive in size for its expanding student population. IKM collaborated with Pittsburgh Public Schools throughout this project, which included an addition and renovation of the existing building. Through the discovery process that IKM practices, the district’s vision was uncovered and refined with IKM assisting in reimagining the educational space of the facility.
The design team reconfigured and right-sized the existing classrooms and created new space for art, science, and STEM rooms. A new secure entrance sequence was also added. Through careful planning, the goals were managed and designed with steadfast efficiency as the project proceeded into construction. Collaborating with the direction of the stakeholders and the design team, PPS was able to accomplish more for the students than was initially planned.
IKM was intimately engaged in the Construction Administration process and aided the district in the coordination of the multi-prime contractors. The final 28,000 square foot design adds much-needed classroom space to the school and creates a modern and effective learning environment for the students.