USD 375 Circle Oil Hill Elementary

El Dorado, Kansas

Gravity::Works worked closely with Circle USD 375 to implement its master plan for facility improvements. A facilities committee was formed to develop and support a bond campaign that required community engagement with stakeholders to promote and educate across the multi-community District.

The resulting effort included additions and renovations to the 1957 Oil Hill Elementary building. Building analysis indicated strong viability and with intentional additions and renovations, a 21st-century learning environment was provided for students. The deliberate design allowed for increased enrollment and opened extended learning spaces outside of the typical classroom.

Adding a new cafeteria allowed for a safe room to be constructed. Additional safety measures were also created through renovation of the front office and library.

They are an organization who understands the big picture of education and puts our needs as their highest priority.”

—Don Potter, Superintendent, USD 375


USD 375 Circle Schools

Square Footage

16,000 sf

Date of Completion

August 2014

Project Delivery Method


Construction Company

Simpson Construction Services

Services Provided

Master Planning
Facility Assessment/Audit
Bond Planning
Community Engagement
Code Compliance
Interior Design
Construction Administration


Vince Haines, Architect
Kerrie Parker, CAD Technician