Pine Forest Elementary School

Maumelle, Arkansas

The WER Architects team designed an addition to the existing Pine Forest Elementary School to create a more functional, and safer, educational space. The newly constructed addition includes a new, secured main entrance and bus drop-off canopy, administration area, parent/teacher center, multi-purpose room, nine new kindergarten and first grade classrooms and a newly constructed playground area and outdoor classroom. The existing school was revitalized with improved circulation paths, security sight-lines and strong visual connection to the new addition. The completed facility finally allows for proper separation of car and bus traffic while presenting a new face to the community. This project was awarded an ASID Excellence in Design Gold Award.