Joplin Community Safe Room

Project Information

  • YEAR: 2013
  • CLIENT: Joplin Public Schools
  • SIZE: 5,656 sq. ft.
  • TYPE: New Construction/Additions
  • LOCATION: Joplin, MO

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Irving Elementary was one of the Joplin School Districts Schools destroyed in the May 2011 EF-5 Tornado.   The District committed to providing a Safe Room in each of the new buildings as well as a plan to pursue FEMA Safe Rooms for all their facilities.   The Irving Elementary Tornado Community Safe Room is a 5,656 sq ft. Gymnasium serving the Community as a Safe Room and the students as a Gym. A separate Safe Room within the School provides a safe harbor for the students and staff of Irving Elementary. 

Another high-quality project completed by Sapp Design, an education architectural firm in the Springfield, Missouri area.

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