Chieftain Elementary School|
TRIAD ARCHITECTS, LTD.
784 Morrison Road, #B, Columbus, OH 43230
Total Square Feet:
Dec 2002 to Aug 2004
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Jezerinac Geers & Associates, Inc. - 5640 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: RW Setterlin Building Company - 4678 Larwell Drive, Columbus, OH 43220
ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEER: National Engineering, Ltd. - 784 Morrison Road, Columbus, OH 43230
A 20-acre scenic site with a variety of play areas gives character to the new Chieftain Elementary School.
A decorative main entrance, featuring a variety of building materials, clerestory windows and a sloping rooftop, leads students into the building. Once inside, natural light streams through the main corridor, located between the administrative area and the media center. The media center's prominent location allows for potential community use during after school hours.
Grades are divided into two academic wings with PreK-2 and grades 3 thru 5 on opposite sides of the building. With room for expansion to both academic wings, the school's design prepares the district for future population growth.
Meeting rooms are located between classrooms to promote collaborative learning. These 100-square-foot rooms are designed for small group meetings, group work, student and faculty meetings and independent student work. For supervision purposes, a window, that overlooks the adjacent classrooms, is included on both sides of each small group room.
Particularly important to the community and district is the enhancement of the student's music and art education. In response, TRIAD included a kiln room adjacent to the art room to be used for ceramic and pottery creation. The music room features portable risers for volume control and direct access to the stage located in the student dining area. The stage includes an acoustical-layered ceiling and an operable wall that opens into the gymnasium. This design element provides the option of a large-scale space for performances as well as for all-grade assemblies and special events.
The spacious site will include a playground, multipurpose field, play field, and a softball and baseball field. It also features plenty of parking as well as separate parent and bus drop-off areas to alleviate traffic concerns.
DIV 05: Metals: Nucon Steel.
DIV 07: Membrane: Carlisle Syntec, Sealants: Karnak Corporation; Metal: Dimensional Metals; EIFS: Dryvit.
DIV 08: Entrances & Storefronts: YKK America; Windows: Traco.
DIV 09: Carpet: Lees, DuPont.
DIV 14: Elevators: KONE.