Higher Education and PreK-12 Higher Education and PreK-12
IGW provided comprehensive planning, design and construction phase services to the Urbana School District 116 for the expansion and renovation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Urbana, Illinois. A single-story, 18,200 square feet addition included a new school entrance, multi-purpose room with full service kitchen, gymnasium with stage and retractable bleachers, two new classrooms and support space. The design incorporated a secure outdoor learning courtyard to promote environmental education, maximize building daylighting and preserve green space on a tight urban-like site.
As part of the project, the 44,700 square foot existing school building was outfitted with a central air-conditioning system, its original gymnasium was converted into three fine arts classrooms and both the teacher’s resource room and the administrative suite were completely renovated. Site improvements included a new on-site bus drive for student drop-off, increased staff and visitor parking, needed utility upgrades and storm water detention.