This new 58,500 square foot elementary school was designed to replace an existing school in a residential neighborhood. The use of brick, window forms, accents of metal and glass provide a timeless character and emphasize the school's importance as a civic and public building for the community. The exterior and interior character relates to its park-like setting through the use of natural colors and materials.
A vital part of the building’s mission is to honor Green Building Practices. The school was designed with environmentally sustainable measures to achieve LEED Silver Certification. This benefits the School District by lowering energy and maintenance costs, providing a teaching tool for students and creating a healthy educational environment.
"A gentleman who has lived in this neighborhood for over 30 years, had children go through Westview, and (I have some personal knowledge of this) has always been somewhat "scrutinizing" of SPS regarding levies, bonds, construction, etc. . . visited on Tuesday evening for about an hour. We took a nice tour through the building and he nodded and smiled a few times - didn't say much - until he was just about to leave when he turned to me, shook my hand, and said, "I just want to tell you that - because of what I saw tonight as I walked your building - I will definitely be voting FOR the future SPS bonds and levies. This building clearly shows me that the District has taken good care of my money!"
Catherine Comfort, Principal, Westview Elementary School← Back to the Portfolio page