Fulfilling its pledge to serve the growing Clay-Chalkville population, Jefferson County’s Board of Education (JefCoEd) saw an opportunity for a new elementary school in the Grayson Valley area. JefCoEd hired TURNERBATSON to be the architect of record for the all new 700 student Bryant Park Elementary School.

The new 86,000 square-foot building will be located near Bryant Park off of Old Springville Road. It will contain a gym, cafeteria, media center, offices, and three classroom wings. The modern design will incorporate vibrant colors and natural lighting bringing a vitality to the building that can be easily identified through an engaging learning environment.

Wayfinding and security will be key components in the new design. Bright colors identify primary areas within the building. Controlled points of entry, strong site lines, and a secure play area will be located in between the classroom wings. Its position on the new site will allow for parking, queuing space, and efficient traffic flow. A tornado shelter to house the faculty and students is also included in the innovative design.

Construction is set to begin in late 2018 and will be completed in time for the fall semester of 2020.





Birmingham, Alabama



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