94-17 Whitney Elementray School

Whitney Elementary School Entrance

Yakima School District No.7 - Additions and Modernization


Traho prepared Educational Specifications as we worked closely with School District staff to prioritize the many educational goals for the expansion and complete renovation of this 500 student, grades K-5 school. A campus like design evolved, with a central circulation spine and new gymnasium, providing high volume focus for both adjacent interior classroom and exterior playground activities. The new administration wing was located at the access street front of the new campus, providing both a clearly identified entry to the site and visual control of vehicle and pedestrian circulation on the site.


Whitney Elementary School Classtrooms

The parking lot was reconfigured to create a safe drive-in, drop-off area for children arriving in cars, with walkways to the bus stop separated from vehicular activity. A new commercial kitchen serves the expanded facility. A complex plan of construction sequencing was developed to minimize interruption of on-going school year activities. 


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