The Dubuque Community School District hired a consultant to perform a study to review the current program and space utilization of Irving Elementary School. The goal was to identify the additional classroom and support spaces needed to make Irving Elementary School a four section K-5 facility. After several meetings with the principal, staff members, and the design team, a master plan was developed, including two additions and areas of major renovation within the existing facility.
The North Classroom Addition, the first phase of the master plan, provided four general classrooms, two smaller special needs classrooms, and two conference rooms. During the renovation, an existing stairs was removed to make the corridor connection, and a new stairway was installed in an alternate location.
The addition provided more classroom space and allowed for the removal of three portable classrooms, which were considered a security concern and disruptive to the students’ day.
IIW partnered with The Durrant Group on the project to provide architectural, structural engineering, survey, and construction administration services. Mark Fassbinder (IIW) served as the project manager and Eric Helminiak (IIW) provided structural engineering design.