It was critical to build a new school to replace an existing facility that suffered from poor air quality. The result is a 47,000-square-foot K-8 school that accommodates more students, addresses changes in technology and better reflects the way the school operates.
As one of Maine’s first high-performance schools, Lincolnville Central School has a design that COST PER SQ FT$156.00FEATURED IN2006 Educational Interiors2006 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas the energy efficiency of the building’s shell. The architect took advantage of the site’s southern exposure by using clerestory windows that allow natural light into interior spaces. Structural, insulated panels accelerated the pace of construction and provided a highly efficient building envelope.
The gymnasium’s intricate design and large trusses provide visual depth and interest. The library has a curved glass wall to provide natural light for the reading area. Project rooms allow for one-on-one learning and small-group projects. These rooms have large windows with borrowed lights to classroom spaces for direct teacher supervision. Classrooms are equipped with interactive smartboards, projectors and Internet service to enable teachers to engage students and transmit lessons directly to laptops.