Shenandoah Elementary School, Renovation and Additions

Orlando, Florida

  • FIRM

    Rhodes + Brito Architects


    Orange County Public Schools

  • AREA

    86,000 sq.ft.





The architect transformed an outdated campus into a modern learning environment for the students and staff of Shenandoah Elementary School. The campus was transformed playfully into a tool for applying modern education techniques. Completed in summer 2008, the project included the construction of a two-story, 39,000-square-foot administration and classroom addition, and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$132.56FEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio renovation of 47,000 square feet of existing space (constructed in the 1960s).

The addition complements the architecture of the existing building and provides the school with a dynamic new main entrance that is playful and easily identifiable. The addition includes new administrative suites, 10 classrooms and a new media center.

The renovation and additions provided every classroom exterior exposure with operable windows, as well as individualized and centralized storage. Technology was integrated into every classroom.