Crossroads Learning Center

Rogers, Arkansas

  • FIRM

    JKJ Architects

  • CLIENT

    Rogers School District

  • AREA

    23,235 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $3,545,146.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    8/2017

Design Team: John Mack-Designer; Jim Mayer-Project Architect; Greg Anderson-Mechanical/Electrical Engineer; Julie Wait Design-Interior Designer; Crafton & Tull-Civil Engineer; Milestone-General Contractor

Crossroads Learning Center is the latest effort by the Rogers School District to ensure that ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY165COST PER SQ FT$153.00FEATURED IN2018 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYAdaptive Reuse students receive a high-quality education. The center provides students a non-traditional environment in which to excel and learn, relevant to a variety of learning styles. This unique school for grades seven to 12 limits class size; it provides a 15:1 student-teacher ratio for core curriculum.

Crossroads had outgrown its existing location and needed a new home. The school administration wanted to move Crossroads to a downtown location as a great opportunity to participate in the revitalization of the city’s Historic Central Business District. After completing a building inventory of existing structures in the area, the district selected an abandoned 15,000-square-foot pre-engineered metal frame structure for the new center. The building program required an 8,235-square-foot addition to meet curriculum requirements. This addition also provided a new entry and facade to the community.

Situated on 1.1 acres, in what has also been designated “The Industrial Arts Zone” by city development committees, the center employs a nontraditional palette of materials on the building’s exterior, including horizontal metal wall panels, expanded metals and large curtain wall systems, which present a unique “tech look” for the school’s new urban community image.