“This school is among the top 5% in the country for school safety and emergency design. I wish every school [entrance] in the country could be designed like this.”

—Don Moseman, North Dakota Security Council Training Director

The Williams County Public School District #8 school board approved plans for a new facility that will replace the Stony Creek Middle School. Phase I consists of a core 22,400 SF structure housing a gymnasium, kitchen, cafeteria, administrative offices, library, STEAM, FACS, and music classrooms as well as 12,750 SF including an eight room middle school classroom wing. The construction of the core facility will allow for expansion should the district continue to grow.

Phase II consists of a 19,700 SF eight room elementary classroom wing and multi-purpose gymnasium.

The design intent of the school is to promote a Williams County School District #8 Prototype by using a palette of colors and exterior materials including brick, sandblasted concrete and colored metal panels) that will be used in potential future district schools.

The original multi-year masterplan of this 450 student facility was intended to build the core function and middle school portion of the project and build the elementary addition within a five-year period. However, the growth in student population in recent years called for both the middle school and elementary school building projects to be done in tandem. This required the design and construction documents of the elementary addition to be produced with one month.

Construction management at risk including construction cost estimating and construction scheduling has been performed by FCI Constructors, Inc. for the duration of this project.

Watch the newscast that covered the Design for School Safety Workshop held at this school construction site by KX News