Work at Oxford Middle School consisted of a 16,500-square-foot addition that contains two science rooms, five general classrooms and an activity center. The activity center provides space for large projects and display areas for student work. The new center, in conjunction with two renovated ones, creates anchor points to incorporate the change from a traditional middle CAPACITY570COST PER SQ FT$104.43FEATURED IN1999 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation plan to a school-within-a-school concept.
The media center, which had been on the periphery, was moved to a centralized location and partially housed in a second addition, situated in a renovated interior courtyard. The remaining portion of the new media center is part of the renovation.
Four computer labs and two activity centers were integrated into the renovation. The project expanded special-education classrooms, enlarged the administrative area and included a prominent display case for the school mascot. A translucent panel canopy was added to embellish the facade at the main entrance.
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