Prairie Trail Elementary
A $13.5 million, 90,200 square foot elementary school with a unique four-section design. Classrooms at Prairie Trail elementary school are around a shared collaborative learning space that has the capabilities to act in multiple capacities. This elementary school, designed for more than 720 students, uses several sustainable design strategies, including high-performing systems, advanced lighting controls and daylighting, saving the district of Ankeny more than 60% in energy costs. Prairie Trail Elementary School was the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Energy Efficient Design Award.