DAKOTA PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
LOCATION: Brookings, SD
SERVICES: Architecure, Interior Design
COMPLETION DATE: August, 2015
Built upon agricultural property on the southern outskirts of
Brookings is the newest addition to the Brookings School District. Aptly named ‘Dakota Prairie,’ the dominant building expression will serve as a nod in future city planning. The conceptual design team was comprised of designArc Group of Brookings, Cannon Moss Brygger Architects of Sioux City, as well as close collaboration with School District Administration and elementary school teachers to ensure a building that met all standards. Emphasis is being placed on a more natural landscaping approach. This will include native prairie grasses, rolling hills and some controlled shelter belt tree growth.