Fowler Drive Elementary School

Athens, Georgia

  • FIRM

    CDH Partners

  • CLIENT

    Clarke County School District

  • AREA

    67,755 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $7,629,317.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    1/2011

Fowler Drive Elementary School itself serves as a canvas for the extension of learning from the classroom to the built environment. Each classroom wing integrates a commons area to provide an emphasis on learning with small breakout groups. Large windows allow for daylighting and views to the exterior courtyards, in which a rainwater harvesting system ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$112.60FEATURED IN2011 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas series of rain gardens and collection pools define the landscape.

The interior corridors are transformed into a series of murals within the floor patterns. The Main Street corridor showcases a theme of "A Walk Through Georgia," which educates children about the major areas in the state and their connection to one another. From the ports of the Georgia Coast to the streets of Athens and Atlanta, the children are given the opportunity to explore the state in their own "home."

Each wing offers a unique perspective in learning, beginning with sea turtles and dolphins of the Atlantic to the animals from around the globe.