The Dr. Leroy E. Mayo Elementary School serves students in grades K to 6 in a two-story building situated on a rolling suburban site. The layout features four distinct clusters of classrooms radiating from common areas. The common areas enable large-group instruction and presentations, and provide tutorial areas. Their organization forms personable segments of COST PER SQ FT$131.68FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio age-appropriate scale for the 540-student school.
The one-story entry facade also presents an inviting small-scale approach suitable for young students. The topography allowed for a two-story rear elevation facing the athletic fields. The exterior masonry, expansive vinyl-clad windows and strong roofing materials were selected for their classic styling, durability and economy.
The core facility of gymnasium, cafeteria, media center and administration is arranged to facilitate community use to the building without disrupting to its primary function as a school.
The 80,000-square-foot facility features durable interior and exterior materials with a warm color palette. Each common-area cluster is identified by a distinctive color scheme.