Sylvan Hills Middle School

Atlanta, Georgia

Design team

William J. Stanley, III, FAIA (Design Principal); Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA (Managing Principal); Diana Alarcon (Project Architect); Travis Pruitt & Associates (Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect); Sedki & Russ Engineers (Structural Engineer); Johnson, Spellman & Associates (Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer); Bolden-Willams & ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY975COST PER SQ FT$185.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural Portfolio (Electrical Engineer); Camacho & Associates (Kitchen Planning)

Before the construction of the new Sylvan Hills Middle School, students in Sylvan Hills were educated in a facility built in the 1940s. The design for the new school sought to better serve 21st-century students while also providing architectural character for the community.

The new Sylvan Hills Middle School is a state-of-the-art center for learning. The eye-catching facility is clad in brick and metal panel. Generous glazing and skylights provide natural light. Once inside, students and visitors enter a four-story lobby with a monumental stair, poured concrete flooring, and exposed structure.

The learning spaces are organized into modules. The three-story Classroom Module houses most of the school’s classrooms. The Arts and Music Module houses the orchestra and band rooms and the art room. Exploratory labs and foreign language classrooms are in the Exploratory Module. The gymnasium and health classrooms are situated in the Health and P.E. Module.

Other features include a 500-seat auditorium, a media center, a cafeteria with a courtyard, and an administration area.