Richmond Hill K-8 School

Augusta, Georgia


Studio 3 Design Group, PC


Richmond County Board of Education


120,731 sq.ft.

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Design Team
Samuel D. Beaird, Jr. AIA, NCARB; Jacob Matherly; Lauren Matherly; Sela Filipovic; Lydia Schwab, NCIDQ

The newly constructed Richmond Hill K-8 School replaces two older middle and elementary schools built in the 1960s. Its design is focused on a core space that incorporates the cafetorium, gymnasium, media center, chorus, band, and visual art space, all commonly used by all students. Three classroom wings are radiating, housing kindergarten through second, third through fifth, and sixth through eighth-grade classrooms. The K-2 and 6-8 classroom wings have their own drop-offs to minimize interaction between middle and elementary students. The vibrant design of the school uses three brick colors, five colors of ACM panels, and large expanses of storefront and translucent glazing to create vibrant, light-filled spaces for learning. The school was designed to accommodate the future addition of four classrooms, at the end of each wing, for a total of 12 additional classrooms.

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Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Shaw
Physical-Education Flooring by Aacer Flooring
Brick/Masonry by Cherokee Brick
Brick/Masonry by Meridian Brick
Cabinets by Stevens Industries
Ceilings by Armstrong World Industries
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Door Hardware by Sargent
Plumbing by American Standard
Plumbing by Zurn
Roofing by Firestone Building Products
Windows by YKK
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Notifier
Washroom Accessories by Bobrick
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Metpar
Athletic Equipment by Draper
Bleachers/Grandstands by Interkal
Playground Equipment by Burke Flooring
Scoreboards/Clocks by Electro-Mech
HVAC Units by Mitsubishi
HVAC Control Devices by Mitsubishi
Kitchen Equipment by Whirlpool
Lockers by Superior Lockers
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Signage by Rowmark
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