Westwood Elementary School
Stillwater Public Schools
As Oklahoma’s oldest public school district, Stillwater Public Schools long enjoyed a reputation for academic achievement. But in recent years, outdated facilities and capacity issues failed to reflect the district’s commitment to excellence. Now housed in the District’s newest facility, the teachers of Westwood Elementary carry on its long running mission to provide a safe, nurturing environment where all children are able to achieve their fullest potential.
Wallace Design Collective provided structural and civil engineering services for new 93,000 square foot school which replaced the existing elementary school built in 1950. The two-story building features large classrooms, media center, gymnasium and cafeteria. Classrooms are set up in groups of four with community spaces between them where collaboration can occur. Students and staff have two spaces to gather during severe weather and the pick up and drop off spaces are dramatically larger. The elementary school was built two blocks west of its former location and has a capacity of 600 students.
photos: ©Simon Hurst