Carlton J. Kell High School was built in a rapidly growing suburb of Atlanta. Adhering to a tight budget without compromising curriculum needs was paramount. The floor plan emphasizes the wide range of curriculum opportunities, and groups each into logical areas for efficient use of support and staff resources.
The “main street” corridors that run the full length of CAPACITY2,237COST PER SQ FT$94.85FEATURED IN2004 Architectural Portfolio school on both floors, along with the indoor and outdoor student common areas and the central courtyard, create an exciting environment for learning within the context of building a community. Individual instructional sites include specialized spaces and equipment, such as editing suites and a studio in the broadcast lab, and printing equipment for graphic arts.
This two-story facility is a lightweight steel frame with a composite elevated floor slab. The combination of brick veneer over concrete masonry, and an exterior insulation and finish system provides an easily maintained, durable exterior. The majority of the building is heated and cooled with water-source heat pumps, and rooftop units provide flexibility for spaces used after school hours.