The collaboration of three K-12 academic architectural firms helped this growing school district succeed in developing four new middle schools at once. Community-engagement efforts enabled staff, parents and students to help with space programming and develop a master plan to address long-term growth.
The centerpiece of Hazelwood Southeast Middle School is the ASSOCIATED FIRMPB World; TR,i ArchitectsCOST PER SQ FT$132.74FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers and media center, which incorporates the latest advancements in technology. The media center fosters student learning activities and provides a social, interactive area for student gatherings.
The multipurpose gymnasium serves many roles, supporting community sports recreation, physical-education classes, music classes and as a performance venue.
Each middle school is designed to accommodate 900 students and is separated into a three-story classroom wing containing an administrative office on each level, bringing a presence of security and management throughout the facility.
Using a team-building concept, this architects’ collaboration made each of these middle schools a success.