Lealman Intermediate School is a voluntary at-risk school program for students in grades 5 to 8. The curriculum is designed to provide a positive, encouraging learning environment where all children can succeed and develop responsibility.
In fulfillment of the school’s mission, the architect’s design focused on developing a safe and secure environment where students CAPACITY410COST PER SQ FT$124.09FEATURED IN2007 Architectural Portfolio great pride in their school.
The design provides clear sightlines in the main student corridors, as well as good visual access to the central courtyard and building entry. Open stairs were situated in the central courtyard for observation of the movement of students.
“Perceived observation,” the perception that wherever students are they can be observed, was instrumental in developing the design. Teacher-planning areas are situated strategically so they have visual access to the exterior spaces around the school and in the courtyard.
The extensive use of the principles of safe school design and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) limits a student’s ability to make poor choices on the school campus.