Bernard Middle School (Work in Progress)

St. Louis, Missouri

The new Bernard Middle School, scheduled for completion in August 2003, will soon become the flagship educational facility in the Mehlville School District. When completed, the two-story, 137,600-square-foot building will house about 800 students in grades 6 to 8.

The basic design of the building is founded on the independent grade-level ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY800COST PER SQ FT$98.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress concept. Additionally, each house is subdivided into two separate teams of 130 students. Individual building wings and floor levels serve as a natural buffer to separate the three grades, yet all houses are connected by the common element of the administrative suite on the first floor, and the library/media center on the second floor.

Primary academic features of the building include a dedicated distance-learning laboratory and technology laboratory, both of which are integrally attached to the library/media center. Science classrooms, FACS classrooms, industrial-arts and industrial-technology classrooms as well as band and vocal classrooms are also substantial features and influential design elements of the new middle school.


Rendering: Rice Associates/Delineator