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  Hill Farm ElementaryHill Farm Elementary


Jackson Brown Palculict Architects, Inc.
12921 Cantrell Road, #201, Little Rock, AR 72223

General Description

Location: Bryant, Arkansas
Date Bid: July 2011 Construction Period: Aug 2011 to Aug 2012 Total Square Feet: 88,800 Site: 48 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; 31 classrooms, 1 gymnasium.
Building Size: First floor, 88,800; total, 88,800 square feet.
Building Height: Varies, 37’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtain wall. Roof: Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: Engineering Consultants, Inc. - 401 West Capitol Ave., #305, Little Rock, AR 72201
General Contractor: Clark Contractors, LLC - 15825 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72223
Mechanical Engineer: Innovative Solutions Group, Inc. - 136 Apple Blossom Loop, Maumelle, AR 72113
Electrical Engineer: Lucas, Merriott & Associates - 2225 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201
Technology Consultant: Elert & Associates - 13284 Pond Springs Rd., #304, Austin, TX 78729
LEED Consultant: Viridian, Inc. - 100 Gamble Road, Little Rock, AR 72211

The Hill Farm Elementary School is a cutting edge school pursuing LEED® certification, and is designed to accommodate kindergarten through 5th grade education. Great attention was given to site planning, security, wayfinding, student accessibility and sustainability.

The facility is located in a developing area on the south side of town on an old cattle farm. The site was master planned to support a middle school in addition to the elementary. All pedestrian, vehicular, bus and service/delivery traffic was designed to accommodate both facilities.

The entry points are designed to be locked during school hours, only allowing access into the reception area for check-in. The facility has a pedestrian boulevard with an open design, thus allowing faculty to monitor the space from a single point. The open concept design also provides simple wayfinding for the students and guests. The classroom wings segregate the children into similar age groups, which makes it conducive to faculty and teaching materials synergies.

The common use spaces are also located off the main boulevard allowing easy access for all grade levels. The spaces include a media center, computer labs, administration, health and guidance suites, dining and a large gymnasium for PE and assemblies.

Sustainable features include natural lighting, low maintenance materials, low VOC materials and high efficiency mechanical systems. Project Architect, H.F. Bunny Brown, IV, AIA, LEED AP, stated "Each sustainable strategy was studied not only for its energy and maintainability, but also for its capital and life cycle cost."

All of these strategies were considered and integrated into the design of this facility to create the best learning environment for the students of the Bryant School District.

Product Information
Stamped Concrete: Brickform, Polished Concrete: Green Umbrella
Playground Equipment: Landscape Structures, Classic Recreation, Inc.
Metal Studs: Super Stud Building Products
Textured Acrylic Coating: BASF
Membrane Roofing: Sarnafil Joint Sealants, Below Grade Waterproofing: Tremco Hardware: Stanley, ABH, Hager Companies, HB Ives, LCN, Von Duprin
Painted Hollow Metal: Steel Craft
Wood Doors: Marshfield
Paint: Sherwin Williams Rubber Floor: Mondo
Pre-Engineered Building: Varco Prudent

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