Fort Leavenworth USD No. 207
General MacArthur Elementary School

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
145,000 SF
K-6th grade
New Construction & Renovation
3 stories

This new elementary school provides a vibrant learning environment for the 3,700 families stationed at the U.S. Army Installation in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

The new school includes a three-story atrium, classroom spaces surrounded by courtyards, an aquatic nature center, cafeteria, library, art studio, gymnasium, an auditorium, and a FEMA shelter as well as many exterior features including an outdoor classroom, playgrounds, a bus pick-up and drop-off loop, and a playfield.

Fort Leavenworth is the oldest continuously active military installation west of the Mississippi River. Construction challenges included:


  • compliance with anti-terrorism measures
  • maintaining mission-critical operations throughout
  • construction with effective phasing and staging strategies
  • honoring its National Historic Landmark designation
  • accommodating the many diverse and specialized spaces
  • achieving environmental sustainability (designed to LEED Gold)