|LOCATION:||White County, TN|
|CLIENT:||White County Schools|
To resolve growth and aging school problems in their district, White County Schools used LGA’s data collection and analyses as well as conclusions gathered during visioning sessions with users to make the decision to build a replacement school rather than renovate an existing school. This allowed the educators to start from the ground up in considering how new educational spaces can be designed to facilitate education by today’s pedagogical methods. Currently in design development, the concept for the new school for 600 students focuses on new types of learning spaces - in particular project based learning and maker spaces. The Pre-K through Grade 5 school is designed in two main wings surrounding a courtyard with grades organized into neighborhoods of classrooms. The design purposefully makes all spaces potential learning spaces, even corridors and outdoor spaces, and makes deliberate playful places indoors and outdoors as well.