Prescott Elementary

Dubuque Community Schools

Designed in partnership with Straka Johnson Architects, the main objective of the new Prescott Elementary School was to bring pride and opportunity to a neglected area of downtown Dubuque, Iowa. The new school provides a center of synergy and enhanced collarboration between community organizations, downtown businesses and neighborhood groups by including a Community Resource Center and a Daycare Center. The K-5 classrooms are centered around collaborative resource areas that provide conducive and flexible interaction areas and opportunities for independent learning and team teaching. The resource areas also provide a direct visual connection and access to the Media Center hub.

Many sustainable design features were incorporated in to the facility including:

  • Geothermal
  • Skylights for daylighting
  • Sound proof windows
  • Construction recycling

*Developed in collaboration with Straka Johnson Architects, Dubuque, IA