Dicken Elementary

Dicken Elementary, originally constructed in 1957, is a one-story masonry structure with exterior brick veneer. The school facility is situated on 10 acres in the west sector of Ann Arbor. The original structure has experienced at least 1 addition over the years, and currently supports Y5 – Grade 5.

Summer Site Investigation Activities:

In order to support our upcoming projects at this site, we are undertaking a series of soils investigations related to geothermal soil resistivity conductivity, structural soil bearing capacity, and stormwater soil infiltration.

These investigations will involve equipment used to produce soil borings for analysis and some limited excavations. In some cases, minor shrub and tree clearing will be required to provide access to the necessary boring locations and the required equipment.


  • Building Size43,199 sq ft
  • Land Area10 acres


All Active Complete Upcoming
  • Major Project


  • A/C and Lighting Upgrades


    Addition of air conditioning and replacement of existing lights with LED light fixtures. Classrooms to have a dimmable lighting system and new ceiling tiles.

  • Paving Project


    Remove & replace existing drop off loops located at schools. Add storm water and pedestrian crossings.

  • Window Shades


    New window shades added to the building

  • Roofing Upgrades


    Construction/repairs of school roof.

  • HVAC Building Management System Upgrades


    Updated the school’s Building Management System (BMS) to the latest version including a new graphical interface and mobile, cloud-based access. The upgrades allow for better systems control, improved occupant comfort and energy efficiency.

  • Water Bottle Filling Stations


    Installation of filtered water bottle filling stations throughout the school.

  • Security Updates


    Update to security system on property.

  • Playground Shaded Trees


    Planted 21 native hardwood trees for shading of playgrounds and other outdoor environments.

  • New Playgrounds


    New upper and lower elementary playgrounds were added. New equipment includes sensory waves, hexamid climbers, platforms, slides, climbing net, rings and swings.

  • New Musical Instruments


    Purchase of new musical instruments and pianos for music classrooms and auditoriums.

  • Parking Lot Reconstruction


    Repair of pavement and parking lot on school grounds.

  • New Classroom Furniture


    New, flexible, classroom furniture was added to create a more accessible, engaging and student-centered environment.

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