WYNNEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL
CATEGORY : EDUCATION
We filled a city block with this new 54,000 square foot Middle School. Site challenges included parking, sloping grades, and maintaining an existing Band Building that doubles as a community tornado shelter. Teacher parking was provided next to the Classroom Wings for close proximity. Parent and bus loading were separated with drop-off lanes. The new building was sited to allow the existing middle school building to remain operational. The new Middle School includes secure entrances with access controls from the administration area, a gymnasium for spectator seating and cross court practice goals, and Tornado Shelter for all 280 occupants. Other amenities include modern computer labs with instructional design, art room with lots of storage, vocal music room with sound controls, and Library with testing area. A student lounge was created with large sitting blocks located near each entrance to allow students to remain inside while waiting on pick up.