Hickory Ridge Elementary School
Hickory Ridge Elementary School will be a K-5 facility opening for the 2020-2021 school year. This 126,878 square foot school will provide much needed relief for several of our Harrisburg area schools that are reaching capacity.
This project was designed with the new state standard for classroom capacity in mind and will accommodate 940 students. We will have (8) classrooms for each grade Kindergarten through 3rd, (6) classrooms each for 4th and 5th grade, (2) EC classrooms, and (2) encore classrooms. The gym will be able to hold up to 150 people for a sporting event and up to 650 people for a stage event. The cafeteria will seat 338 students and 58 guests along with allergy seating for a total of 394 people.
The outdoor facilities include multiple playground structures for kindergarten and 1st grade and a secondary play structure for 2nd through 5th grades. There will be an outdoor basketball court and a large multipurpose field for student and staff use.
The construction of this school involves multiple methods including structural steel, load bearing masonry and structural metal framing. The exterior will feature a unique blend of brick veneer in combination with horizontal and vertical metal siding. The use of natural light will be extensive throughout trying to maximize the daylighting used during the school day. We continue to use an all LED light fixture package, reflective roof finish and exterior spray foam insulation to help minimize the annual maintenance cost. Safety and security have been at the fore front of our designs as we minimize the number of entry points by use of access control hardware.
Finally, as a part of this project, we will be making improvements to Hickory Ridge Road by completing an asymmetrical widening and will be constructing the school system’s first ‘round-a-bout’.
Continue to check back for construction progress photo updates to see the exciting things happening at the new Hickory Ridge Elementary School!
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