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
Wakonda Elementary

Project Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Completion Date: December 2003

Cost: $6,990,000

   36,145 sq. ft. existing remodeled
   40,420 sq. ft. additions
   76,565 sq. ft. total


The addition to Wakonda Elementary School for Omaha Public Schools was a project which doubled the size of the existing 36,000 square foot building. The design of the new addition, as well as conversion of the existing building, was planned as an academy type facility, accommodating approximately 15 students per classroom.   A major feature in the building is the skylighted spine or central corridor which will introduce light into all interior adjacent classrooms and terminates in the media center, adjacent to the main public corridor. Three kindergarten classrooms have been designed as tornado shelters with recently tested glass windows to meet FEMA guidelines for impact resistance, to our knowledge, the first in the United States to be so certified.

Award recognition includes: National Design Award Winner “American School and University Magazine”; Innovative Glass Designer “Glass Magazine”; Energy Star Design Recognition by Omaha Public Schools.

6912 North 97th Circle
Suite 1
Omaha, NE 68122


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