Downtown Elementary School

The Downtown Elementary School operates as a magnet school for downtown residents and children all over the city. The 84,000-square-foot school serves about 700 students in grades kindergarten through sixth and offers a multi-purpose auditorium/gymnasium for community use in the evening. Part of the Memphis Ballpark Neighborhood, the facility gives a boost to the Center City area and provides a desperately needed elementary school for the growing downtown residential population.

Additional Information

LOCATION:  Memphis, Tennessee

CLIENT: Memphis City Schools

SIZE:   84,000 square feet

LRK SERVICES:  architecture, interior design

AWARDS:

Masonry Institute of Tennessee

  • Merit Award

As part of the Memphis Ballpark Neighborhood, the Downtown Elementary School has won:

Urban Land Institute

  • Award for Excellence Special Category

Congress for the New Urbanism

  • Award - The Neighborhood, District, and Corridor

National Commercial Builders Council Awards of Excellence

  • Grand Award

AIA Tennessee

  • Award of Merit

AIA Memphis

  • Award of Excellence

 PUBLISHED:

Urban Spaces No. 3

Building Design & Construction

New Urban News

Hartford Courant

USA Today

The New York Times

Southern Living

Time Magazine

Urban Land

Multifamily Executive

Architectural Record

The Washington Post