AIA Merit Award: Green Forest Middle School

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Sep. 19, 2011 12:00 am  

MODUS STUDIOGreen Forest Middle School • Green Forest (Photo by Rett Peek)

PROJECT: Green Forest Middle School
FIRM: Modus Studio
CONTRACTOR: CDI Contractors
LOCATION: Green Forest

The Green Forest Middle School is a modern, two-story educational building located in the small agricultural community of Green Forest. The building acts as both a hub and backdrop for students and the inhabitants of the greater community by defining a landscaped plaza in the heart of the campus.

Modern façade articulation of metal panel and concrete block re-imagines the use of durable, low-maintenance and cost-effective materials that are common to school construction. Powerful architectural elements define entry, inspire movement through the building and contain key educational components in a fun, practical and sustainable way.

The design is resolved through the use of economical and intelligent materials combined to enrich the existing campus through the interaction of people, space, form and color — both internally and externally.

The middle school provides classrooms, administration, special education and a library with simple, elegant and economical materials and spaces to celebrate education and daylight.

Owner/Client: Green Forest Public Schools, Jeff Williams, Superintendent
Project Team: Chris M. Baribeau, AIA; Josh Siebert, Assoc. AIA; Chris Lankford; Austin Chatelain, Assoc. AIA; Julie Chambers, AIA; Leanne Baribeau, AIA
Consultants: Tatum-Smith Engineers, HP Engineering
Photographer: Rett Peek

 

 

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