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Lincoln Elementary School | Wauwatosa, WI

OWNER IN CHARGE

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Chad Bathke
Chief Operating Officer
PROJECT DETAILS

Lincoln Elementary is a two phase, 81,000 square foot project that completely renovated the existing school to modernize space layouts, finish selections, and mechanical performance of the building. Phase 1 included mass demolition of roughly half the existing building and construction of a new 53,000 square foot, three-story building that adjoins the existing school.

The Phase 1 area includes spaces like the new gym, performance platform, student commons area and kitchen, IMC (library), classroom spaces, and specialty teaching spaces (art room, music room, ensemble, etc.).

Phase 2 included the renovation of the existing 28,000 square foot, 1919 structure and incorporated tie-in work to the Phase 1 building area in order for the two building to function as one. Spaces included general classroom spaces, administrative spaces, and a green rooftop garden. The buildings design intent is centered around collaborative and flexible learning environments – large open areas are available, separate classrooms with the ability to join via sliding glass doors, the gym/commons area can be combined through a walkthrough performance platform, and there are “breakout” learning spaces scattered throughout the building.

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

Integrated into the addition and remodeling project for the historic Lincoln Elementary School, is its unique, one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom that provides rich learning opportunities for the students and the community. This outdoor classroom includes: Fort building, a willow dome, a weaving wall, planting beds, amphitheater seating, icicle and wind sculptures, and a mud kitchen. A rooftop classroom is accessible from the main school building and provides students with a green roof and planting bed opportunities. In addition, the green roof drainage flows into outdoor planters, a rain garden, and lastly into a trench drain.

OWNER IN CHARGE

Chad Bathke
Chief Operating Officer

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