Herbert Hoover Elementary School

After teaming with the Bettendorf Community School District to complete a master plan, we continued our partnership to improve learning spaces at Herbert Hoover Elementary School.

Need: Update and expand the school to better support teaching and learning

Solution: Build two additions and complete numerous renovations to the existing facility

Result: Bright and welcoming spaces that improve the school’s security and encourage collaborative learning activities

Herbert Hoover Elementary Front Office with two staff members at the desk

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Bettendorf, IA


6,800 sq ft (addition); 3,600 sq ft (renovation)

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Our master plan for Herbert Hoover Elementary focused on providing comparable spaces to the district’s other elementary schools, which resulted in an initial phase investment including two additions and numerous renovations.

The additions include a new secure entry area and offices, as well as three new classrooms organized around a shared collaboration space. We converted the former office into a health room and other support spaces for staff and students, along with other renovations that improve the overall learning environment.

Bray also helped the school improve its site by adding additional parking, reconstructing the main entry drive, and adding a new soft-surface playground with ADA-compliant equipment.

Herbert Hoover Elementary Playground with kids playing on the equipment
Herbert Hoover Elementary Secure Entry with student opening the door
Herbert Hoover Elementary Nurse room with the nurse at the computer
Herbert Hoover Elementary Classroom with students learning and glass sliding doors looking into collaboration area
Herbert Hoover Elementary Exterior Main Entrance and Office Addition
Herbert Hoover Elementary Exterior Main Entrance

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