Tipton County School System is the fastest growing system in the state of Tennessee. The former school was closed due to the consolidation of the area approximately 20 years ago. Extreme overcrowding became a result of this situation so it was necessary for a new school to be designed. Architecturally, the goal was to mock the old school in design of the exterior, but CAPACITY1,000COST PER SQ FT$79.13FEATURED IN1998 Architectural Portfolio a modern interior.
Sloping roofs dictated the form of the building. The exterior colors are red and green with a balance of these colors to identify entrances. The colors and design were brought inside with an emphasis on the lobby/corridors. The view of each hall can be seen from the office for aesthetic reasons, as well as student monitoring.
Only one entrance was allowed from the highway. The school, stadium, fields and parking were located in such a way to easily view from Highway 51. Numerous trees were removed for this appearance.
Coordination with the school’s technical consultants helped to create the most proficient use of their computer technology both now and in the future.
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