Greer Lingle Middle School introduced a new instructional-delivery method to a growing school district in Northwest Arkansas. The program included a building that was based on an academic housing concept, using teams of teachers with limited numbers of students. This resulted in an economic and easily maintained building that is a cheerful and exciting environment. It COST PER SQ FT$52.00FEATURED IN1999 Architectural Portfolio been welcomed by the community and was constructed on a strict budget.
The design solution included: groups of classrooms, called academic houses, arranged around wide corridors that double as instructional areas; community-shared commons, media, gymnasium and fine-arts centers; individual character and identity through materials, colors and details that focus at the main entries and in the academic houses; materials that develop a responsible and lasting neighborhood impression; natural light in the commons, media, gymnasium and main classroom corridors; expandable end for future additions.
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