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Kiowa County Schools

After all of the school facilities of the Kiowa County School District (USD-422) were destroyed in the May 4, 2007 tornado, the School District decided to rebuild all of its facilities in an expeditious, sustainable, high performance and progressive manner. BNIM was hired to design the new facility. In its quest to embrace the spirit of the Greensburg community, the School District constructed new educational and public use facilities that accommodate and enhance its educational mission in an outstanding and high quality way. Rather than developing low, first-cost buildings, the District created facilities that are a source of pride and will bring value to the community for decades to come.

Facilities include Pre-K & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Library, Distance Learning Center, Science Labs, Main Gymnasium, Auxiliary Gymnasium, Art Music Wing, Courtyards, Playgrounds, Cafeteria & Kitchen, and Football Stadium/Track & Field Facilities.

Kiowa County Schools

After all of the school facilities of the Kiowa County School District (USD-422) were destroyed in the May 4, 2007 tornado, the School District decided to rebuild all of its facilities in an expeditious, sustainable, high performance and progressive manner. BNIM was hired to design the new facility. In its quest to embrace the spirit of the Greensburg community, the School District constructed new educational and public use facilities that accommodate and enhance its educational mission in an outstanding and high quality way. Rather than developing low, first-cost buildings, the District created facilities that are a source of pride and will bring value to the community for decades to come.

Facilities include Pre-K & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Library, Distance Learning Center, Science Labs, Main Gymnasium, Auxiliary Gymnasium, Art Music Wing, Courtyards, Playgrounds, Cafeteria & Kitchen, and Football Stadium/Track & Field Facilities.

Greensburg, Kansas
Kiowa County School District
125,000 square feet
60 acres
Completion: August 2010
LEED Platinum

Click here to view GREENSBURG: The Green Rebirth of a Kansas Community Devastated by an EF5 Tornado
Click here for an energy report by NREL

The School facilities meet the highest and best value both in the short-term and over the entire lifecycle of the buildings. The School District is a leader in the state and the region in the development of environmentally responsible and responsive educational facilities. The facility followed LEED criteria and received LEED Platinum certification.

2011 AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award
2011 AIA Central States Region - Honor Award, Excellence in Architecture
2011 AIA Kansas - Merit Award
2011 Building Design+Construction, Building Team Awards, Gold Award
2011 International Interior Design Association, Mid-America Design Awards - Gold Award, Education/Research Category
2011 ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter - Merit Award
2011 ASLA Central States - Merit Award
2010 AIA Kansas City - Honor Award

"BNIM designed a high-performance facility that embraces the spirit of the community and sets a new standard for sustainable design in a K-12 educational facility. The school will be a source of pride in our community for decades to come."
- Darin Headrick, Kiowa County School District USD 422 Superintendent

"This is AWESOME! This is the opportunity of a lifetime - not even a lifetime... of 500,000 years!!"
- Levi Smith, Kiowa County Student

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