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LEED Silver

Kennedy Elementary School Addition

Addition | FF&E Procurement

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Butte, MT

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5,450 sf


New Spaces for a Historic School

  • After heavy snow damaged the portable classrooms at Kennedy School in Butte, SMA and Langlas & Associates were asked to step in and solve the need for lost space. Working closely with the Butte School District, SMA designed a new 5,400 square foot addition that not only replaced the two classrooms that were damaged but added a larger library and accessible restrooms. The new addition connected seamlessly to the existing 1954 structure.

  • The building follows current 21st century learning principles for school design including flexible layouts, furniture for utility, integrated technology, and plenty of light-filled spaces. Smart boards and computer stations are integrated throughout, and the classroom furniture is utilitarian, modern, and flexible.

Bright Spaces for Bright Kids

  • Important to today's learning environments, all spaces have ample natural light provided by the large windows.

  • The interior design includes bright, playful colors and environmental graphics inspiring Butte's bright elementary students.


Seamless, Energy-Efficient Addition

  • The project also included removal and redesign of the old staircase leading down to the playground, which provides a code-compliant exit path for students and teachers.

  • The exterior construction was designed for durability, clean lines and aesthetics, and years of maintenance-free life. Smart mechanical systems are efficient and quiet, with a basement energy recovery ventilator that efficiently keeps the spaces warm during cold winter periods. The project was opened for occupancy in March of 2020.

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