Barkley Elementary School

Sector: K-12 Education

Barkley-Elementary-SchoolBarkley Elementary is one of the first schools designed under the new 21st-Century Education Initiative set forth by the Department of Defense Education Activities (DoDEA), the civilian agency that manages schools on U.S. military bases worldwide. This leading-edge, 142,000-square foot facility for up to 740 students is designed to accommodate multiple learning and teaching styles and includes a rooftop learning garden and an open information center. After hours, the information center, large commons area, and gymnasium serve as a community center for all residents on post at Fort Campbell, a U.S. Army installation that is home to the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

As part of a design/build team, Woolpert provided architectural and engineering services and engaged Fisher Engineering, Inc. (FEI) to provide fire protection engineering and life safety design and construction period services. In this role, FEI conducted a two-day, field investigation site visit and performed fire hydrant flow testing at the project site for use during the design. FEI then developed a design analysis related to the interior life safety, fire sprinkler, fire alarm and mass notification systems. FEI also developed construction bid documents consisting of a specification and a drawing set of the interior life safety, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and mass notification systems.


Department of Defense Education Activities (DoDEA)




Fort Campbell, KY

Services Provided

  • Field investigation site visit
  • Fire hydrant flow testing
  • Design analysis
  • Construction documents development

Construction Cost

$72 million


142,000 SF

Completion Date

2016 (est.)