Fargo, North dakota
West Fargo Schools – Osgood Kindergarten Center
This 16 classroom kindergarten center for 380 students was constructed to accommodate the District’s change to all day kindergarten. The centers classrooms were designed with ample storage rooms and cabinets. Twelve classrooms are designed as standard rectangular rooms and four of the classrooms where designed in an “L” shape. Studies have shown that elementary level students perform better in rooms with an “L” configuration and the administration wanted to try building several rooms of this style. The school also contains multipurpose / lunch room, media-computer center, small group, music and administrative offices. The building was designed as a green building to the LEED-NC Silver standard. It has a high efficiency envelope and mechanical system, daylight classrooms, low VOC, non-toxic and recycled materials.