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Saydel CSD Cornell Elementary Addition

This four-classroom addition and activity space was the first step in a 10-year master plan for the Saydel Community School District to update existing facilities to accommodate 21st Century Learning and teaching methods. With a unique identity and color scheme for every classroom, the day-lit spaces are bright and exciting places for instruction. The central activity space serves as an extension of the classroom for collaborative group work or individual projects and reading. The project also includes an outdoor discovery play area for pre-kindergartners featuring a playground, tricycle track, nature station and shade structure, allowing the youngest students to learn through imaginative outdoor play and active discovery.


Des Moines, Iowa


23,400 SF Addition & Renovation

Design Team:

Sam Stagg


Classroom, Elementary School, Interior Design