Wright Brothers PK-8 School
Designed to meet OFCC standards for elementary schools, amenities in this new facility includes a media center and computer lab, new administrative offices, new cafetorium and kitchen facilities, a 7,000 square foot gymnasium, new art and music spaces, more than 20 elementary classrooms, and up-to-date mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, security systems and technology. The site was designed to meet the OFCC standards for urban sites. Updated drives and traffic patterns, separate bus and car traffic access, additional visitor, staff and teacher parking, up-to-date play equipment and play areas were part of this project. The design for Wright Brothers PK-8 grew out of a desire by the school district to save the auditorium from the 1926 Wilbur Wright High School building. The plan of the new building, comprised of three-stories, is organized around and connected to the existing auditorium. There are two one-story wings that project forward out of the old building, suggesting dynamism and flight. The three classroom wings are clustered on the east end of the building, around their respective extended learning areas.