Dr. Howard Elementary School

Dr. Howard Elementary School

Champaign, IL

Dr. Howard Elementary is a new three-strand school serving grades K-12 in Champaign, IL. The 58,000 SF facility will replace the existing school building on a confined, high-visibility site in an urban neighborhood, presenting a challenge in terms of both construction phasing and contextual design.

Champaign Unit 4 School District
58,657 SF

Because of its neighborhood setting, it was essential to fully engage all stakeholders in the design process and achieve consensus from students, parents, teachers, and the greater community on the program and design of the facility.

The design team also worked with Unit 4 School District officials to develop safe multimodal transportation options for students, employees, and visitors and improve circulation for buses, cars, bicycles, and pedestrians.