Logan Middle School

North Versailles, Pennsylvania

  • FIRM

    HHSDR Architects/Engineers

  • CLIENT

    East Allegheny School District

  • AREA

    135,363 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $22,352,616.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2008

Logan Middle School culminates a planning and design process that resulted in an elementary school closure and middle-grades restructuring. The school serves students in grades 4 to 8 in a building divided into two wings.

A single-story wing houses a 900-seat spectator gymnasium, a 700-seat auditorium, cafeteria and administrative offices. A two-story wing contains ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY878COST PER SQ FT$165.13FEATURED IN2008 Architectural Portfolio instructional classrooms on two levels and the library.

Each wing is connected by two naturally lighted corridor stair towers. The site allows both floor levels in the two-story wing to have access at grade. The plan facilitates separation of grade levels by floors. Grades 4 to 6 are housed on the lower floor, and grades 7 to 8 are on the upper floor.

The exterior complements the adjacent high school by using similar masonry, metal and glass materials to create a visually unified campus. Both schools are situated on plateaus overlooking the athletic facilities and the wooded area sited between them. The 43.8-acre site also will allow for play areas, future ball fields and future building expansion.