Tapestry needed to expand their campus to accommodate a growing student population and improve their athletic facilities. As part of this effort, Trautman Associates was retained to design a three-story, 60,600-SF primary school building. The building features a bus loop, 83 additional parking spaces, green space, playground and a 190-foot by 330-foot turf soccer field and with a six-lane track and field events area on land located at 111 Great Arrow Avenue.
This project converted a once-vacant former industrial property at the head of Lincoln Parkway into a thriving campus that is now part of an established, vibrant school community. With the conversion of buildings on the Pierce Arrow property extending from Elmwood Avenue to the western boundary of Tapestry’s property, this project continues the neighborhood’s revitalization and enhances the neighborhood’s urban fabric and quality of life.
The primary uses of the school building include classrooms, offices, a full-sized gymnasium, library, cafeteria, a STEAM laboratory and classrooms for dance, theater and visual arts. The bus loop and new parking relieve the congested traffic along Great Arrow Avenue, effectively minimizing their impact on the neighborhood by pulling their traffic off of the street. This action creates a safer environment for children as they enter and exit both school buildings.