Cannon Moss Brygger Architects
302 Jones Street, #200, Sioux City, IA 51101
Location: Sioux City, Iowa
Date Bid: Feb 2007 Construction Period: Feb 2007 to July
Total Square Feet: 87,659 Site: 11 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 27 classrooms.
Building Size: First floor 84,100; penthouse, 3,559; total,
87,659 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 14’8”; penthouse, varies, total,
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural Steel, Tiltup.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: Brick, metal wall panel. Roof: Membrane.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall, CMU.
Structural Engineer: Performance Engineering, Inc. - 4940 N 118th
St. #200, Omaha, NE 68164
General Contractor: L&L Builders Company - 2205 East 4th Street,
Sioux City, IA 51101
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: EDA Inc. - 385 12th Street,
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Schools tend to be nostalgic brick boxes designed by adults for adults.
This school was designed for imaginative children who are not confined
by straight lines and monochromatic colors. It features a variety of
shapes, colors, materials, and textures. The core spaces were designed
for anticipated expansion.
A cooperative community effort involving the School District and the
City (who participated in the cost and planning) was required.
Coordination with the District, the City, Civil Engineers, Architects,
adjoining property owners, and separate site and building contractors
had to be finely orchestrated to meet schedules and co-occupy the same
The colors, shapes, and textures of the various materials not only gave
the building a unique look, it lowered costs and enhanced the speed of
construction. Comparative schools built simultaneously in the district
cost 25% more and had construction periods 3-4 months longer.
Morin a Kingspan Company, www.morincorp.com Una-Clad by
EIFS: Sto Clock: Verdin Aluminum Doors & Windows:
Tile: Crossvile Carpet: Interface Paint: PPG
Interior Doors & Frames: Steelcraft, VT Industries
Acoustical: Celotex, USG Roofing: Mule-Hide Products Co.,
Lighting: Metalux, Cooper, Visa, Lumark, Gardco, Paralux.