Griffith Public Schools

Trish Dodson Love of Learning Center and Wadsworth Elementary School Progressive Design-Build Project

  • $13,952,014

    Contract Total
  • 25,600

    Square Feet
  • August 2024

    Target Completion

Project Description

Performance Services collaborated with Griffith Public Schools to develop a new building addition and improve site circulation at the Elsie Wadsworth Elementary School campus. The new two-story building addition will include twelve new Kindergarten/Early Learning classrooms. These classrooms will feature restrooms and shared workspaces with enhanced accessibility features. These classrooms, as well as the common spaces, use color theory as wayfinding to help young learners navigate their environment, as well as provide vibrant and fun learning spaces. The building will feature a large, open, two-story Innovation Space that can be used for education initiatives and professional development. This space features whimsical outdoor theming, tiered seating, private reading nooks, enhanced technology and A/V, and a two-story tube slide!

The PSI team, Griffith Public Schools, the Town of Griffith, and Public Safety stakeholders collaborated to develop a new site circulation pattern that will greatly improve student and staff safety and the efficiency of the student drop-off and pick-up process. This improvement will greatly reduce the amount of traffic that can potentially back up onto the public roads. New parking spots are being added to support the new building and increase the parking available for community events at the school.

Project Highlights

  • Early Childhood Learning Center Addition
  • Classroom additions
  • LED Lighting
  • ADA Compliance
  • Piping replacement and improvements
  • VAV conversion installation
  • High-efficiency boilers
  • Domestic hot water
  • Rooftop units
  • Parking lot resurfacing and additional parking area
  • Improved site circulation
  • Improved Student and staff safety and efficiency at the pick-up/drop off lines
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