The 2-story design of the new 900-student community school helps reduce impact on a resource-rich and limited site.
The New Flat Rock Elementary School design serves students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. The building provides approximately 96,000 SF of academic and support spaces and the building exterior incorporates materials and finishes consistent with those used at the adjacent High School that we previously designed.
Public and Private needs meet at “Main Street”
The building design is composed of public and private sides divided by a ”main street” and instructional areas are arranged by grade levels with each wing owning a collaborative group area nearby. These 'clusters' promote collaboration, provide for security, and accessibility and allow children to move independently in accessing the many available resources. Rooms are internally connected to allow for team teaching and facilitating students who may learn at a different pace from their peers.