The 105,000-square-foot Milan Middle School serves 600 students and encompasses program spaces for fifth- to eighth-grade students.
The school is on a rural site in Milan, Tenn. The middle school is a replacement for the 45-year-old Park Avenue School.
Sun exposure, circulation and student security all were taken into consideration when determining the orientation CAPACITY600COST PER SQ FT$85.71FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio the building. The site plan reflects the importance of maintaining access to the theater during non-school hours.
The program features a library, cafeteria, gymnasium and performance theater. The facility includes functional spaces for the arts curriculum. The art classroom is situated centrally to all students. A band room with individual practice rooms is adjacent to the theater. The theater is equipped with a proscenium stage, sloped floor and acoustical treatments. The theater also serves as a community performance space that is used by the public.
The exterior facades are articulated by a brick pattern using traditional dark red colors. Significant entrances are accented with a standing-seam metal roof and oversized windows.