Pleasant Grove Elementary School

The new Pleasant Grove Elementary School prioritizes Escambia County Public Schools’ initiative towards next generation learning. Its thoughtfully designed spaces create an optimal atmosphere for delivering the latest teaching methodologies to 800 K-5th grade students. At the heart of the school is the Innovation Center, an energizing hub for fostering collaboration and creativity. Surrounding spaces include 60 classrooms, indoor and outdoor play areas, a multipurpose cafeteria, and administrative offices.

The structure primarily utilizes ICF construction, which helps contribute to the project’s energy efficiency. Brick veneer, metal siding, and standing seam metal roofing were strategically chosen for the building envelope, not only to seamlessly blend with the surrounding context, but also for their low-maintenance qualities and timeless aesthetic appeal. Located on a wooded, wetland-constrained site, the surrounding natural environment provided inspiration for a bright, playful interior design palette.

Project Size: 137,600 sq. ft.

Location: Pensacola, FL

Completed: 2023

Heart of the School

The centrally located Innovation Center encourages students to enhance their learning experience through reading, group lessons, and connecting with classmates.

Versatile Student Spaces

Large windows flood the cafeteria with light, making it an enjoyable space for students to interact with friends, share stories, and enjoy their meals. This space also doubles as the school's theater, adding versatility to its use.

Flexible Learning Environments

Classrooms are focused on next generation learning concepts and designed strategically to increase students’ academic achievement and their love of learning.

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