Emerson Elementary School
Oklahoma’s first public Montessori school features flexible classrooms which open to pods, providing opportunities for collaboration and multi-age cross-disciplinary learning. The ten-classroom expansion creates light-filled learning spaces and framed views of downtown Tulsa. Design elements are flexible, cheerful, and fun. Varied reading nooks are provided in the media center, and calm, contemporary classrooms create nurturing environments for students and faculty alike. Throughout the building, technology is seamlessly and unobtrusively incorporated. KKT doubled the square footage and extensively remodeled interiors of this 1976 building to create new and expanded public spaces such as the kitchen, cafeteria, and auditorium are centrally located for optimal utility.