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Architecture Trends in K-12 Schools

  By Bill Whittaker Schools are some of the most complex and unique structures in all of architecture. Builders tasked with these projects have to consider strict budget requirements, high safety standards, and the complex needs of an academic institution. Since K-12 schools are such important facilities, the trends for designing these buildings have evolved.

Village Christian School

  As one of the school’s biggest projects in 25 years, this three-tiered project included converting an existing gymnasium into a multi-purpose performing arts venue and developing two new facilities: a Performing Arts Annex, including a black box theater, and an Athletic Training Facility. The pavilion included lobby and building façade renovation, as well as

Unity Christian High School

When this project was conceived, the goal was to achieve a thermally efficient, durable, functional and attractive structure that would also provide a high level of safety to the local community. Kerkstra Precast worked with Unity Christian staff with plant visits over many years. They also worked with GMB Architecture and Engineering on design ideas

Gilbert Christian School

Gilbert Christian High School is a two-story, above-ground building with a basement. The enclosed building area totals about 70,400 square feet. The Greek-style architectural facade of the building is mixed with Corinthian accents to create a unique building in the surrounding area. The school is clad with only two components: a custom Arizona thin brick

Grace Christian School

A year and a half after breaking ground, Grace Christian School in Millgrove, Ontario, opened its doors last September – right in time for the new school year. The brand-new school is the result of an amalgamation between Burlington’s John Calvin Christian School and Flamborough’s Covenant Christian School, which was demolished to make way for

Top 5 Myths About Modular Construction

There are a lot of misnomers out there in regards to modular construction and modular buildings. We have listed the top 5 that we come across on a regular basis and how modular can be the best and most cost-efficient solution for your project! Myth 1 Modular Buildings Are Low Quality Modular construction is the

Bethany Christian Schools

Goshen, Indiana Sometimes what can’t be seen is as important as what can be seen. In the case of Bethany Christian Schools launching a large-scale improvement project to its facility, roof and mechanicals, the external benefits won’t be nearly as obvious as the long-term savings and the educational opportunities created. Bethany Christian Schools, along with

Private School Construction for K-12 Executives

Our private school construction series explores different facets of the private school construction process. It provides education executives and their teams high-level insights and tools to navigate their capital projects. Part one of our private school construction series explores how building your team early puts your capital project on track to deliver a facility that

Central Catholic High School

Portland, Oregon Central Catholic High School’s first wing was built in 1939. Since then, a succession of additions filled out the urban four-block site, and CCHS transformed from a 1,000-male student body to a vibrant 800-student co-ed population. A few years ago, the school challenged Bora Architects to develop a plan to modernize the building

Principia School

Hastings+Chivetta Architects has completed a 29,738-square-foot renovation to the library at Principia School, a pre-K-12 boarding school located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. The firm served as architect, interior designer, and construction administrator. Hastings+Chivetta has a close partnership with the school, having completed 12 projects on campus in the past 10 years. Within the library
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