The new library/media center is at the school’s main entrance—the intersection of the middle and high schools. The goal of the new library/media center was to relocate and combine two existing libraries into one facility, doubling the capacity for each, while maintaining segregated facilities for grades 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. The new library houses the middle school CAPACITY260COST PER SQ FT$185.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized on the first floor and the high school students on the second floor.
The design acknowledges and maintains the school’s existing Georgian-style architecture by including matching brick, slate roof and a two-story curved window overlooking the newly lighted entrance pavilion canopy with Tuscan-style columns, paved plaza and new planter.
With slide-away tables and furniture, acoustically attenuated computer rooms can be converted to meeting rooms for academic and public use. Additional technology stations provide students with the latest in fiber-optic Internet connection, as well as numerous other electronic resources.