Wing Luke

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Wing Luke Front Entry off of Kenyon St

Address: 3701 S Kenyon Street


Opened in 1971, Wing Luke has several major systems and structural challenges. The building will be removed and replaced with new elementary school building.


$43.2 million


This project will replace the previously existing Wing Luke Elementary School with a new approximately 93,000-square-foot building. The new school building was designed in close collaboration with the school community. It will celebrate and facilitate education and programming with a modern school designed to 21st century standards.

Classrooms are organized around flexible learning commons, which include presentation technology, marker-board wall surfaces, exterior windows and a variety of seating options to allow small- or large-group projects or independent work. With the interactive arrangement of educational spaces, teaching and learning can take many forms to meet the needs of students.

The school and grounds are integrated so the inside learning environment flows seamlessly outdoors, where learning opportunities include a central courtyard and outdoor areas for play and education.

Construction Methods

The building is constructed using concrete spread footings and stem walls, a structural steel frame with light gage metal stud walls for future flexibility and a masonry veneer with architectural metal siding as an accent and a built-up roofing system. Interior finishes include painted gypsum wallboard, with carpet, resilient tile and ceramic tile flooring. Site development includes a natural turf ball field, hard and soft play areas with play equipment, landscaping, new curbs and sidewalks, and new street trees around portions of the site.

Sustainable Features

Sustainability features include a highly efficient building envelope, daylight response controls, heat recovery. Energy efficiency is achieved through daylighting, high performance windows with low-e coatings, and the use of LED light fixtures with occupancy controls. Energy monitoring displays may be incorporated, and the sustainable features of the building can be used to create awareness and learning opportunities for students. An open courtyard in the heart of the building will provide daylighting and natural ventilation to surrounding spaces and improving the learning environment. Rain gardens will collect storm water.

School Design: NAC | Architecture
Construction Management: Heery International, Inc.
Contractor Phase I: Contractor: TBD
Contractor Phase II: Contractor: TBD

Schedule Overview

Phase I construction (demolition and site preparation) began: July 2018
Phase II construction begins: Winter 2019
Scheduled school opening: Fall 2020

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