TAP ARCHITECTURE © 2017

​​415 N. Broadway
Oklahoma City
OK 73102
​V. 405.232.8787

​F. 405.232.8810

Project:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
Location:  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City
Client:  Oklahoma City Public Schools//MAPS for  Kids
Type: Elementary School  Campus
Date of Completion: 2006
Budget:$10,200,00
Construction Cost: $10,800,000

 

TAP ARCHITECTURE was selected to design the first elementary school constructed under Oklahoma City’s MAPS for Kids program. TAP  communicated closely with a multi-faceted stakeholder group using graphic designs throughout the approval process to ensure clear understanding among the architect, the owner, the neighborhood and the users.


Designed within a tight budget and on an even tighter urban site, the elementary school can accommodate 900 students in grades K-6.  The program includes 56 classrooms, athletic fields and a “cafetorium.” A Library and Media Classroom Center are located just inside the main entry, reinforcing these rooms  as the true heart of the school.

 This project allowed TAP to re-examine conventional thinking towards elementary schools as it faced the challenge to create an environment with boundaries needed by children, but with flexibility to respond to future needs.

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. ELEMENTARY