Zebulon Middle School

Zebulon, North Carolina

  • FIRM

    Smith Sinnett Architecture


    Wake County Public School System

  • AREA

    34,600 sq.ft.





Zebulon Middle School was master-planned by the architect in 1990. At the conclusion of the study, the firm designed and administered the construction of an initial addition, which included a media center, cultural-arts wing and vocational-arts educational center.

The phase-one classroom addition is 30,000 square feet, and the second-phase addition, including ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,000COST PER SQ FT$105.10FEATURED IN1999 Architectural Portfolio 400-seat auditorium, contains approximately 28,000 square feet.

The building is composed of brick and curtain-wall glazing, constructed on a steel-framed structural system. The roofing materials are predominantly single-ply membrane with standing-seam metal roofing accents positioned over southern- and western-facing curtainwall exposures. Although both aluminum and hollow metal windows, doors and frames were used, all hollow metal frames are protected by custom canopies composed of diamondplate anodized aluminum.

The lighting system is primarily T-8, with linear indirect lighting in computer labs.

Photographer: ©James West Photography