Liberty Middle School

Papillion, NE

How do you fit a building footprint the size of three football fields, large parking lots and athletic fields on a site with 90’ of fall across it and bisected by an existing gas main? E&A solved this challenge by creating multiple tiers for the various uses while also maintaining no grade change over the existing gas main.

E&A worked closely with our design team to deliver Papillion-La Vista Community Schools their first completely new middle school facility in more than 40 years. Throughout that process the E&A team added value not only to the project itself but also via coordination with the development of the neighborhood properties and public improvements.

Pat Carson, Architect
BCDM Architects


Liberty Middle School is a 126,000 square foot middle school located in the new, 65-acre Granite Falls subdivision, also designed by E&A. It features a visitor parking lot with a 900’ queue length for student pick-up/drop-off, a separate staff parking lot with bus access and truck loading dock, a football field and track, a sports utility/practice field, future baseball and softball fields and extensive sidewalks and paths on a 41-acre lot. A large detention basin was designed to preserve water quality for the school and subdivision.

Key Partners

Papillion-La Vista School District
BCDM Architects