Stone Creek Elementary School

The design intent of the new Derby Stone Creek Elementary was to create light-filled, dynamic spaces that offer flexible learning opportunities throughout the building. A central hub includes administrative offices, a cafeteria with outdoor dining space, and a gym that also serves as a storm shelter. Two classroom wings with 12 classrooms each radiate from the central hub, with breakout rooms shared between every other classroom. Skylights illuminate hallways that are sized to function as learning spaces. A Learning Hub, the main focal point of the classroom wing, creates bright spaces for learning, collaborating, and reading.

Security of students and staff was a high priority. The design reflects this with safety features such as cameras, locked vestibules, intruder locks, and locations for sheltering in place. Interior finishes include playful wall graphics and furniture, carpet, and tile. The exterior building materials are metal panel, glass, brick, and stone that coordinates with the Stone Creek neighborhood.