Fairmeadows Elementary
West Des Moines Community School District
West Des Moines, Iowa

Challenge: Implement facility improvements at Fairmeadows Elementary School and a building addition to accommodate growth. 

SVPA Solution: SVPA Architects provided renovations and minor additions that included new interior finishes, new mechanical, electrical and essential core systems, and technology upgrades. New built-in millwork also expanded storage capacity in the classrooms. In October of 2014, an addition to the existing building included a music room on the north side of the building, two additional classrooms on the east side of the building and a small room addition to expand an existing kindergarten room to match the previously expanded kindergarten rooms directly adjacent to it. Also included was window replacements, a total roofing membrane/system replacement and the removal/replacement of the existing gymnasium floor. The parking lot was fully removed/replaced and several playground areas were expanded/modified.

Completion Date: August 2006 & October 2014

Project Size: 51,435 s.f.

Project Team:

  • Vitus Bering, AIA
  • Josh Ridgely, AIA, LEED AP
  • Sara Herman, IIDA, LEED AP
  • Tometich Engineering
  • KJWW Engineering
  • Twin Rivers Engineering
  • MSA
  • Shive-Hattery
  • Bartlett & West
  • The Weitz Company

Became an SVPA client in: 1963

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