Pinedale Elementary SchoolSubmitted by Layton Construction Co. Inc.
The new 82,000-sq-ft Pinedale Elementary School was built to represent the town of Pinedale, Wyo. The town is situated at an elevation of 7,200 ft, next to the Wind River Mountain Range, and has a seven-month winter season with an average temperature of 44 degrees, leading to obvious construction challenges.

In order to avoid unbearable winter conditions, the Layton team had to complete the design and immediately begin construction to enclose the entire structure by the end of October 2009.

Themes of streams, meadows and mountains are mixed into each of the three instructional academies. The K-5 elementary school also has a large auditorium, a district kitchen capable of making meals for 1,000 students, daylight in every classroom and is extremely energy efficient.

The school was designed and built to LEED-Silver certification standards. This project was the first design-build school in Wyoming.

Pinedale, Wyo.

$23 million
Owner: Sublette County School District No. 1
Contractor: Layton Construction Co. Inc.
Architect: Sandstrom Associates Architecture PC
Engineers: WLC Engineering, Bsumek Mu & Associates, MKK Consulting Engineers
Among the Subcontractors: West Plains Engineering, CCI Mechanical Inc., Taylor Electric Inc., Golden Empire Manufacturing, Alta Fire Protection Co., Ceiling Systems Inc.
Start: June 2009 Finish: Aug. 2010