Piwonka Sturrock Architects
An innovative replacement for an out-dated facility, the challenge was to build the new facility during the school year around the existing in-session school. The final project incorporates two recent existing structures (the gymnasium and one classroom wing) into a unique solution that provides separate learning environments, a library, music room and cafeteria linked by a closed circulation loop that surrounds two interior courtyards.
Completed in 2005.
Building Features: This 160,000 square foot is designed to support a team-oriented program for 1080 students. A separate wing of classrooms and support is provided for each grade level (6, 7 and 8th grades). The three wings are equidistant to the major shared student areas. The site circulation pattern features three main entrances to the complex: a visitor entrance, parent drop-off and a bus drop-off entrance. The creative organization of both site and plan allow for secure after hours use by the community.
Completed in 2006.
An initial survey and roof assessment report in 2007 led to the complete restoration of the 1928 historic roof with matching replacement Ludowici Spanish tiles and all new copper gutters. Other enhancements for this landmark building included a lightning protection system, dramatic exterior lighting, an accessible ramp renovation and the incorporation of an historic fountain at the Main Plaza entrance.
Completed in 2008.
Piwonka Sturrock Architects is committed to providing you with outstanding architectural design. We approach every project with a focus on aesthetics, functionality, cost, and sustainability.