Rock Creek Elementary
Hummel designed this two-story elementary school to host 650 students in grades K-5 which is comparable to its community counterpart. This Northwest Elementary school also houses severe needs classroom, which was determined as a necessity for the west side of Twin Falls. The 69,000 square-foot building also houses classrooms, a media center, gymnasium, student commons, computer labs, and an administrative area. The site also includes a bus loop, student drop-off, play areas, and softball and soccer fields. Through the programming process, the design team and steering committee identified fundamentals for the design of the Pillar Falls and this elementary school.
Key concepts implemented into the projects are extensive and safe parent drop-off areas, separate visitor parking and bus loop, direct supervision throughout the site by minimal staff, durable and low maintenance materials, healthy daylight in the teaching spaces, robust technology throughout, flexibility in classrooms, and separation of classrooms by grade with control points for lock down of the facility.
Twin Falls School District
Twin Falls, Idaho