Architects Omaha | Jackson Jackson and Associates

"You have provided our students with a marvelous learning environment."  John J. Mackiel, Superintendent of Schools - Omaha Public Schools

Omaha Public Schools
Prairie Wind Elementary

Project Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Completion Date: 1994

Cost: $4,374,002

Size:  76,150 sq. ft.    



The objective of the Omaha Public Schools was to site-adapt a school previously planned for 600 students, but expand the design to accommodate 800 students. The school was designed to be highly energy-efficient with low-maintenance characteristics and flexible in use of space. Window area in classrooms was minimized to improve energy efficiency. Economy of structure dictated the use of steel-frame post and beam construction. The building is heated and cooled with 52 energy-efficient, closed-loop water source heat pumps, supplemented with a boiler and a chiller. This mechanical system was selected for ease of maintenance, individual room control and energy efficiency. The central core of the classroom wings was designed as a storm shelter.

6912 North 97th Circle
Suite 1
Omaha, NE 68122


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