Built on a site considered small for a contemporary elementary school, Broken Arrow Elementary conserves space by stacking classrooms on two levels around a central library, the heart of the academic wing.
The school is entered through a 'village' of small administrative buildings in a skylit atrium, creating a model of community for the students. Next to the village is a multipurpose cafeteria that doubles as an auditorium, with a colorful floor reminiscent of a Navajo rug. Native American themes pervade the school, from the ornate drinking fountain to the decorative brickwork that defines the exterior. Classrooms feature unusual corner windows that emphasize their connection to the outside.
This school won local and regional design awards, as well as a craftsmanship award for itsoutstanding masonry work.