USD 490 Skelly Elementary School

El Dorado, Kansas

Following a successful 2010 bond issue, Skelly Elementary was the first project of Phase I. The new three-section school was built on the existing site, which required the project to be phased to allow classes to continue during construction. In addition to building a new school, the design and engineering teams solved the neighborhood’s long-standing flooding issues. This project allowed the community to gain confidence in the Gravity::Works team and its ability to serve the District.

Gravity::Works is, as are all architects, invested in their designs but, uniquely, they first demonstrate a servant-leader approach toward the owner.”

—Sue Givens, Former Superintendent, USD 490 El Dorado Public Schools


USD 490 El Dorado Public Schools

Square Footage

73,000 sf

Date of Completion

August 2012

Project Delivery Method


Construction Company

Nabholz Construction

Services Provided

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


David Stewart, Project Architect
Vince Haines, Architect
Kerrie Parker, CAD Technician