Murray-Massenberg Elementary School

LeChase is Construction Manager-at-Risk for this new three-story, 134,000-SF elementary school that will house 800 pre-K through 5th-grade students. Located on a uniquely wooded and hilly site, the school is organized around a central courtyard. This compact layout not only provides the right scale for young students, it also reduces the need for long hallways and provides more views and visual connections to the outdoors. Along the east edge of the courtyard, a bridge featuring a 136-foot clear span truss structure will house the media center, art and music spaces – creating a sense of learning in the middle of the woods. The project will also include a gym, assembly area, cafeteria, parking, playgrounds and other spaces.