Connors Elementary School

Harriman was retained by Lewiston Public Schools to design a new 900-student elementary school that would replace two smaller schools. Harriman’s involvement included site selection through programming, concept design, and construction administration.

The site selection process evaluated 17 different sites before narrowing the selection to the Franklin Pasture site. The new location is situated next to Lewiston High School and is equal distance between the two existing elementary schools. This placement required the relocation of all the Lewiston High School athletic fields and support facilities.

Project Overview


Lewiston Public Schools


New Construction


900 Students
144,000 square feet

Services Provided

Architecture, Interior Design, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Landscape

Key Contacts

Mark D. Lee, AIA, LEED AP
Lisa Sawin, AIA, LEED AP

Dynamic design for educators and learners

The cafeteria, equipped with a stage and flexible seating, can accommodate varied uses for assembly, dining, functions and performances. A learning commons features a range of easily-configurable soft seating to foster socialization. “Plug and play” capabilities and integrated A/V in the classrooms create a more agile and flexible learning environment.

Safety, security, and sustainability were key design considerations. The plan balances the desire for “openness” with the need for discreet yet secure public and private zones. High-efficiency fixtures and systems reduce waste, lower operating costs, and exceed ASHRAE 90.1 requirements.

This state-funded project started construction in June 2017 and was completed in August of 2019.

  • The team worked closely with the key stakeholders to develop the project’s guiding design statement, which provided an anchor for design decisions: “a welcoming, diverse family, creating spaces for learners to collaborate, grow and explore.”

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