School District of Superior

Cooper Elementary

Referendum Assistance

LHB provided pre-referendum services, complete design, and construction administration services for the School District of Superior. The $92.5 million referendum included the demolition and replacement of Cooper Elementary School. Cooper is an EC-5 facility designed for 480 students. The project is a replacement of an existing facility on the same site. Main project goals were improved site safety and circulation, building security, clear entry for parents and visitors, increased capacity and improved educational environment. The prairie style design of the school helps reduce the visual impact of the building, fits its neighborhood setting, and provides a warm, inviting learning environment.

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Specialized Educational Spaces

This project includes early childhood functions within the building, a separate age
appropriate playground, a focused autism program, standard K-5 classrooms, and support spaces.

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Superior air quality & energy efficiency

The energy goals are set well below codes at 34 KBTU/SF versus code benchmarks of
roughly 72 KBTU/SF. The facility includes 100% conditioned fresh air displacement ventilation, which
provides superior air quality, dramatic energy savings, and great acoustical properties.

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