Roadrunner Elementary School

Phoenix, AZ

This elementary school expansion and renovation created a new face for the school that tied together elements from different eras and created a new and highly functional pick up/drop off that solved some prickly neighborhood issues. The classroom expansion was a freestanding 7,000 square foot single story masonry building. The open web joist roof was integrated into the pop-out mansard to create a new look for the front façade of the campus. A cantilevered canopy adjacent to the existing administration wing and new façade elements tied the new building visually to the existing. A new administrative entry and mechanical updates presented numerous challenges with the 1960s-era precast and premanufactured elements that had no available documentation. Buehler developed an investigation program that satisfied the needs of the campus and kept the project on schedule. 

Quick Facts

  • Size: 17,000 SF
  • Architect: Corgan
  • A queue was created that wrapped around the perimeter of the site to alleviate the large traffic issue in the neighborhood
  • Construction Cost: $5,000,000
  • Contractor: Chasse

Photo credit: Corgan