Landon Middle School

Bethesda, Maryland

Design and construction for this new independent, all-boys middle school building and the renovation of the 54,000-square-foot Upper School/Banfield Academic Center were completed in September 2000. Both facilities were designed to accommodate state-of-the-art equipment and technology, provide Internet access for students and faculty, and allow for growing enrollment, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY230COST PER SQ FT$203.13FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio adhering to the educational program.

The three-story middle school building was situated to create a new academic quadrangle bounded by the Banfield Academic Center, Andrew House and Torey Hall. The new middle school building contains classrooms, a library, art rooms, science rooms and administrative support spaces. The exterior materials, detailing and colors of the new middle school were selected to complement the architecture of the existing campus buildings.

A special feature is the new shared exhibition gallery that connects the middle school to the Banfield Academic Center. This large space also can be used for student assemblies.

A unified academic quadrangle, which reinforces a sense of community identity, was created at the heart of the school’s campus.