Paul J. Olson Elementary

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Paul J. Olson Elementary 

The Paul J. Olson Elementary school provides an environmentally friendly neighborhood school for the Linden Park neighborhood in Madison’s rapidly growing west side. The LEED Silver Certified school incorporates numerous sustainable features, from its site planning, daylighting and energy use down to the smallest details. These include roof overhangs, a geothermal heating and cooling system, solar panels, and locally sourced building materials. Throughout the construction process, 72% of waste was eliminated from going to a landfill by being recycled into manufacturing processes. The photovoltaic system generates 3% of the school’s energy use to yield a total annual energy savings of $2,286. By being 24.7% more efficient than a conventional school, the building provides  annual energy savings of nearly $22,000. The building’s low-flow plumbing decreases water usage by 48%. This elementary school truly provides a healthy learning and living environment for adults and young students alike.

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Size: 88,000 s.f.

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Completion Date(s): 2008

Contractor/Construction Manager: Miron Construction

KEY PERSONNEL
Doug Barnes, AIA

Doug Barnes, AIA

Vice President | Education & Religious Facilities Studio Director

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David Drews, AIA,CNU-A, LEED-AP-ND

David Drews, AIA,CNU-A, LEED-AP-ND

Vice President | Senior Design Architect

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Olympia Brown Elementary School

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Olympia Brown Elementary School

Zimmerman provided architectural and engineering design services for a new free-standing 4K through 5th grade elementary school for the Racine Unified School District.  At the science-focused Olympia Brown Elementary School students will receive hands-on learning and experience to better prepare them for careers of the future.

Building wings provide “schools within the school” grouped by age: 4K and Early Childhood, 5k and 1st, 2nd and 3rd, and 4th and 5th grades.  These wings open onto a “Main Street” that links them to shared facilities for art and music, the library, administrative offices, and the gym and cafeteria, with clear sight lines for supervision. The gym and cafeteria, which also can be used independently on weekends and evenings, flank a shared stage, facilitating a variety of assembly activities.

Location: Racine, Wisconsin

Size: 67,415 s.f.

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Completion Date(s): 2016

Contractor/Construction Manager: Riley Construction

KEY PERSONNEL
Doug Barnes, AIA

Doug Barnes, AIA

Vice President | Education & Religious Facilities Studio Director

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David Drews, AIA,CNU-A, LEED-AP-ND

David Drews, AIA,CNU-A, LEED-AP-ND

Vice President | Senior Design Architect

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West Bend Silverbrook School

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West Bend Silverbrook School

West Bend School District, after completing a 25 year facilities plan that analyzed both physical conditions and the program structure of the district, engaged Zimmerman to complete several design projects. In a major program shift, the district converted its 6th Grade – 8th Grade middle school format to one with a single intermediate school for all of the district’s 5th & 6th graders. For core subjects—English, math, science and social studies—three teachers and their students share three classrooms and small group rooms around a flexible living room-like space. These innovative classroom clusters provide small-scaled homes for the school’s large population of fifth and sixth graders. Elsewhere, specialized spaces for language, art, orchestra and more provide resources not usually available to fifth-graders.

The complicated transformation of Silverbrook from a middle school to an intermediate school for up to 1,000 students nearly doubled the size of the building while school remained in session. The project added 75,000 square feet of state-of-the-art education space and renovated the existing 90,000 square feet.  The project was ultimately completed on time and nearly $1 million below budget.

Location: West Bend, Wisconsin

Size: 95,000 s.f. (addition) + 83,000 s.f. (renovation/remodeling)

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Completion Date(s): 2017

Contractor/Construction Manager: VJS Construction

KEY PERSONNEL
Doug Barnes, AIA

Doug Barnes, AIA

Vice President | Education & Religious Facilities Studio Director

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David Drews, AIA,CNU-A, LEED-AP-ND

David Drews, AIA,CNU-A, LEED-AP-ND

Vice President | Senior Design Architect

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