This building uses an intermediate school concept accommodating grades 5 and 6. It was constructed behind the existing school on five acres.
The educational program requires that each academic pod have eight classrooms clustered around a central commons to provide interaction among classrooms or to conduct small presentations.
All pods provide separate restrooms CAPACITY1,000COST PER SQ FT$85.00FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio students and teachers; a workroom; computer server room; and a mechanical, electrical and custodian room.
The art and science rooms, computer lab, media center and administration offices are centralized for access by both grade levels. Each grade has separate access to the gym-natorium, community room and dining area. Closed-circuit television, Internet access and cable television is available throughout the entire school.
Construction systems include a pre-engineered building, concrete slab-on-grade, brick veneer, split-face block, glass block and a standing-seam metal roof with R-30 insulation.
The building is conditioned with a four-pipe system, air-handling units and air-cooled chillers. Individual VAV units provide each classroom with better control and thermal comfort.