Tuttle Elementary School

Sarasota, Florida

The design team worked with Tuttle School’s principal, teachers, facilities department and the community throughout the planning and design phases to ensure that the campus projected a positive image, fostered a sense of community, promoted interaction and provided maximum flexibility.

Thirty-nine classrooms are provided for students in grades pre-K to 5. The ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$108.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio is based predominantly on a “continuous progress” model that uses a flexible, standardized room layout. This layout allows students of similar abilities to be grouped together and advance at their own pace.

The school’s design allows for low-cost interior renovation, as space needs change. Currently, there are 741 student stations; however, the core facilities were designed to accommodate more than 1,000 students. The school was sited to accept the addition of modular classroom buildings without disrupting any daily activities.

Photographer: ©George Cott