Encompass Architects was honored to work on this replacement school for the Porcupine Day School, located in Porcupine, SD on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The new 72,000 square foot school serves a student population of 301 students and is programmed to facilitate and support multi-grade learning units. Space for specialty programs such as special education; gifted and talented; physical education and athletics; media center; technology; support for science, art, music and other curriculum is also included.
The facility achieved a LEED Silver Certification status and is the first school in South Dakota to achieve this certification. In addition, the project was awarded the full 39 credits that it applied for - a unique accomplishment within the LEED system.