Greenways Intermediate School

Amarillo, Texas

  • FIRM

    Lavin Architects

  • CLIENT

    Canyon Independent School District

  • AREA

    92,179 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $9,624,995.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    5/2003

Nestled in the heart of a growing residential community, Greenways Intermediate School accommodates 800 fifth- and sixth-grade students. The facility was designed with the security and comfort of the students in mind. Natural light and high-volume spaces enrich the learning environment. At the district’s request, the campus was designed to provide separate environments ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY800COST PER SQ FT$104.00FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio fifth- and sixth-graders. A separate grade-level academic team is responsible for each location.

Shared spaces include music and art areas, a cafetorium and library, which are situated centrally for use by both grades. The administrative suite and special-needs programs are situated near the front entrance for easy accessibility by parents and students. The competition gymnasium is situated in a way that is fully integrated into the building, yet can be isolated from the school so it is available for community functions. The building design incorporates the latest technology with wireless Internet capability throughout the building. Voice over IP is provided in all classrooms for greater accessibility and security for teaching stations.

The 16.4-acre site also has a community park to be shared with the surrounding neighborhood.