Mill Creek Elementary and Middle School

Nolensville, Tennessee

  • FIRM

    Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood


    Williamson County Schools (Tennessee)

  • AREA

    239,000 sq.ft.





Design team
Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood: Sara Butler, Freddie Lynn Jr., Carla Percival-Young, Michelle Morton, Hieu Vo; Consulting Engineers: Latta Structural Engineers LLC, Entech Engineering Inc., Huddleston-Steele Engineering

Mill Creek Elementary and Middle School is a new K-8 prototype developed for Williamson County Schools by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY800COST PER SQ FT$118.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural Portfolio footprint marries the elementary and middle schools with a connecting spine between two major classroom wings and one auxiliary wing. The center spine houses a media center, art labs and flexible classroom spaces for teacher training, testing and collaborative learning. School officials intend to use these shared spaces so that K-8 students can collaborate on projects involving technology, science, arts and mathematics, in addition to service projects.
Two grand staircases connect the two-story academic wings and the atrium space, which serves as a pre-function area for the auditorium and cafeteria. The campus has 68 classrooms and four special needs classrooms, along with art, speech, computer, resource, band, music, science and flex classrooms.
The auxiliary wing encompasses middle and elementary gyms, separate cafeterias with a shared kitchen, and separate media centers with a shared circulation desk. It can be accessed separately from the main building for use after hours.