WCPSS Underwood Elementary School

Raleigh, NC

Davis Kane Architects, Wake County Public School System, and the local community successfully collaborated to revive Myrtle Underwood Elementary School, located in the Five Points neighborhood in Raleigh.

Built in 1927, the original classroom building interior was selectively demolished and underwent hazardous materials abatement, structural repair, and masonry restoration.

Furthermore, our team installed;

+ New Roofing

+ Windows

+ Interior Partitions

+ Casework Finishes

+ Plumbing

+ Mechanical Sprinkler

+ Electrical Systems

In addition, a new classroom wing and multi-purpose wing were constructed using brick veneer and detailing to complement the existing building. Natural light pours in through large windows, clerestories, and roof monitors.

Extensive site work corrected traffic flow and storm drainage problems. An underground stormwater retention structure was installed to comply with stringent stormwater control requirements. The existing large trees were preserved, and new play areas were installed. New courtyards provide space for student gardens and a shaded patio.

The Underwood Elementary project received the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance.