Addition to elementary school makes an entrance.

A new addition to an elementary school in South Carolina creates a dramatic entrance for parents and students, centralizes administrative offices and creates much-needed classroom spaces. Located in the Clover School District in Clover, South Carolina, Crowders Creek Elementary School serves 1,200 students grades PreK-5th. The school offers a variety of specialized clubs and programs to enhance student learning, including LEGO┬« Robotics, clubs for girls, a news team and a recycling club. Crowders Creek K12 blog   The goals for this addition to the school were twofold: create a sense of entrance and identity for the Crowders Creek school community as well as providing a new centralized space for administrative functions (the principal, three assistant principals, reception, central nursing office for two nurses, record storage, conference room and administrative support). Crowders Creek K12 Blog_2   The new addition not only enhances the functionality of the building, but also brings in natural light and vibrant energy to Crowders Creek Elementary. The centralization of administrative functions allows the school to provide small classroom space for special training for exceptional children and guidance counseling services currently occupying full classrooms. The relocation of the administrative functions made small classroom spaces available, saving the District over $1.5M.   In addition, life safety systems are updated along with new flooring material in the multipurpose room, storm water detention to comply with current regulations and the addition of 35 parking spaces for visitors. Crowders Creek K12 blog_music room Crowders Creek K12 blog_exterior The design established a prominent front door to the original school designed as an elementary-middle school with easy access for parents visiting the administration area. With the new addition, Crowders Creek Elementary will be able to welcome students and parents for generations to come.