Odyssey Middle School

Boynton Beach, Florida

  • FIRM

    Song & Associates


    School District of Palm Beach County, Florida

  • AREA

    185,492 sq.ft.





Odyssey Middle School is the outcome of charettes and critiques, resulting in a flexible modular program that can be used as a prototype.

The “house breakdown” design allows for multiple locations of various programs. Separate building modules can be used to provide a variety of solutions that meet the needs of a number of challenging programs, as well as expansion. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$89.80FEATURED IN2002 Educational Interiors2002 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas guidance offices and science and computer labs throughout the facility, each grade can be self-contained, which allows more flexibility.

Odyssey emphasizes open space and multipurpose areas, both of which facilitate gathering and meeting places for dialogues and exchange of information. The classroom modules branch off from the dining/multipurpose and gymnasium buildings to create a focal point for the campus. The easily accessible exterior courtyard, as well as the pie-shaped corridor, encourages the exchange of ideas and development of relationships. The compact modular design provides only two major accesses to the facility. Curved walls allow for barrier-free sightlines maximizing the view through corridors.