Lomie Heard Elementary School
Las Vegas, Nevada
Clark County School District
Lomie Heard is a prototypical design adapted and scaled to the needs of each community. Of primary concern in the design of the prototype was creating a welcoming environment with a focus on visibility and safety for staff and students, as well as providing a dynamic place for learning.
The 100,399 square foot school was designed to serve an 820-student population, and is composed of a 33,488 square foot first floor with special programs, administration offices, multi-purpose room, kindergarten and maintenance areas. The heart of the school is the library. This two-story, light-filled volume engages the 66,643 square foot second story which is composed of secondary grade level classrooms.
With each site adaptation, pedestrian safety, clear vehicular and bus circulation drive the adaptation of the cruciform plan to the site. Student drop-off, bus drop-off and staff/administration parking are separated to reduce congestion and enhance traffic flow.