River Crest Elementary School
Scope: New Construction | Area: 93,450 sq ft | Completion Date: August 2008
At 93,450 square feet, River Crest Elementary School—in Hudson, Wisconsin—has capacity for 588 kindergarten through fifth grade students with additional space for early childhood special education.
Designed and built by Hoffman, River Crest is the Hudson School District’s sixth elementary school but its first to be created using sustainable principles.
Achieving one of the district’s primary goals of being a sustainable model for the community, River Crest Elementary was awarded the designation of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council. In earning the esteemed designation, River Crest became the first elementary school in Wisconsin, and just the second public elementary school in the nation, to receive Gold under the LEED for Schools Rating System. Not only highly sustainable, River Crest was completed for $166 per square foot, a total project cost which was $57 per square foot less than, or 29% below, the average cost for public elementary schools built in Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in 2008 as reported by School Planning & Management in their “2009 Construction Report”.
“Although we have worked with other firms in the past, Hoffman has become our standard for high-quality service and delivery.”