Kimberly Hampton Primary School
Size: 139,000 sf
Status: Completed 2014
Kimberly Hampton Primary School is the consolidation of the existing Murray Elementary and McNair Elementary Schools into one brand new, 139,000-square-foot facility at Fort Bragg, N.C., and will be the first 21st-century school for the Defense Department’s Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools office. Approximately 800 students, pre-K thru second grade, and 93 staff will occupy the state-of-the-art elementary school, which incorporates 21st-century design concepts that provide multiple platforms to accommodate the needs of the different types of learners. The design utilizes Learning Neighborhoods and Learning Streets and generates a creative and personalized environment that encourages a stimulating and interactive experience for students and fosters a sense of connectivity to teachers, each other and the community. Flexible, multi-purpose spaces accommodate various learning and teaching methods, including traditional lecture, individual work stations, collaborative discussions, large group presentations and small groups, maintaining the idea of one space supporting many transformations. Several commons areas integrated throughout the facility give rise to casual meetings and spontaneous work sessions and create impromptu opportunity for developing soft social skills. Technology and digital resources that can be used by students of all ages are integrated throughout the school and will help students and teachers keep up with the increasing speed of change in new technology. The school is named in honor of Army Capt. Kimberly N. Hampton, who died January 2, 2004 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom when her OH-58 Kiowa observation helicopter was shot down by enemy ground fire in Fallujah, Iraq. Hampton, who was based at Fort Bragg, N.C., was the first female pilot killed in Iraq.
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