Kalapuya Elementary School

Built through a bond passed to help the Salem-Keizer School District meet the demands of the growing district, Kalapuya Elementary School is designed to accommodate a student body of 600 students. The two-story building expresses northwest architectural style and was designed for a 100-year-plus lifespan by using long-term, durable materials. It has been designed to be as visually open as possible, allowing a high degree of passive security. Every classroom in the building has access to light and views. The school was designed to be LEED Silver equivalent with a primary focus on energy efficiency. The wall systems use building “outsulation” to prevent thermal bridging and increase the building’s energy performance. The HVAC systems are also designed to perform 20% better than the energy code and all the power consuming equipment is actively managed through the BMS computer systems.


Salem-Keizer School District

Project Type

Elementary School (Prototype)

Construction Type

New Construction


Salem, Oregon


72,000 SF


Classrooms, library, gymnasium, cafeteria, stage, administrative offices

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