The architect worked closely with School City of Mishawaka to develop a design to meet the needs within the determined budget parameters and physical parameters of the site. The project provided new science and technology labs and other instructional space. It enveloped a design that complements the existing facility.
Located in a residential neighborhood, the CAPACITY1,717COST PER SQ FT$90.24FEATURED IN2001 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation needed to continue the composition and ordered rhythm of the original 1924 building. The exterior brick masonry, sloping clay-tile roof and stone accents create this historical link, while the subtle forms create interest in the overall building.
Site development includes new landscaping and plaza design that reinforce the overall building design. A gentle arching image is rippled from the building and is transposed in the concrete scoring, decorative fencing and planting arrangement of the plaza. The plaza serves as a secured outdoor student and staff gathering space, and also creates a new entry into the stadium. A visual link to the adjacent new technology laboratory creates a public showcase of the school’s curriculum.
A total of 11 new science laboratories/classrooms, including a greenhouse, preparation rooms, storage rooms, and offices are provided. In addition, a new television studio was constructed to allow distance learning and broadcasting. The renovated areas house new computer labs, general classrooms, and new painting, ceramic and photography studios. The school now has the ability to continue the community’s rich tradition within this landmark facility.