Lowell Elementary School
South Beck & Baird developed all site planning for new site infrastructure such as parking, landscape, irrigation and stormwater for the 100-year-old school campus. With an emphasis on efficiency, the landscape plan included innovative irrigation design for the 7+ acre site, saving an estimated 40% on water costs for the school district. SBB worked closely with the school district and H.S.A. Architects to evaluate new playground locations as well as site connectivity with the adjoining city pool.
When designing school landscapes such as this, SBB strives to develop an interactive learning environment. The SBB team understands that outdoor space is an extension of the classroom, where students develop fine and gross motor skills as well as social-emotional skills. All designs combine the need for safety and security with the desires of high-energy children.
South Beck & Baird has been involved in design projects for more than 30 k-12 educational projects across southern Idaho. Additionally, SBB has worked extensively on college and university campuses, including Northwest Nazarene University, Lewis-Clark State College and Boise State University.