Springdale Park Elementary School

Atlanta, Georgia

  • FIRM

    Perkins+Will

  • CLIENT

    Atlanta Public Schools

  • AREA

    59,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $10,600,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2009

The architect designed this new 450-student elementary school for Atlanta Public Schools. Situated on a site with two sizable houses in a Historic Landmark District, the new school building contains the core classrooms, administrative space and the cafeteria. Other administrative offices, the media center, art room and music rooms are in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY450COST PER SQ FT$179.66FEATURED IN2010 Architectural Portfolio residences.

Complementing one of the existing structures, the carriage house pavilion was designed for kindergarten classes. Constructed of brick with a green tile roof that matches the adjacent historic house, this pavilion is the most visible part of the new school. Behind it, this pavilion connects to a simple glass classroom building housing the bulk of the program. This classroom building steps back from the historic house and kindergarten pavilion with a two-story bar and then a three-story bar as one moves to the back of the site. The two-story element has a green garden roof.

This school is expected to be the first LEED-certified project for the Atlanta Public School system.