South Spencer Middle School had to expand and upgrade technologically. Costing just more than $89 per square foot, the project was accomplished in a manner that combined aesthetics with economics throughout.
The site was determined to reside just north of the existing high-school facility, and provides a rich opportunity to share athletic facilities. The cafeteria CAPACITY450COST PER SQ FT$89.56FEATURED IN1998 Architectural Portfolio administration areas are specially landscaped each with a unique view to the site.
Industrial-technology education spaces marry the industrial and the agricultural arts and with the home-economics labs, and voluminous art classrooms shape the core of the building. Traditional instructional spaces for sixth through eighth grades surround these shared spaces, yielding clearly functional organization. Much needed storage space is carefully worked through traditionally detailed interior casework in the science labs. As well, uniquely designed wall-mounted acoustic panel and pyramidal suspended acoustic ceiling tiles enhance the band and choral wing. By thinking the function of the spaces through the respective interior finishes, the overall design is enriched.
Photographer: ©Fred Reeves and ©Mardan Photography