A New Design for a New Approach to K-8
The Eddie J. White K-8 Academy is a departure from a traditional distribution of elementary schools (grades K-5) and middle schools (grades 6-8).
Three public sessions were conducted by MSSA to inform the community of recent trends and benefits in the design of educational facilities. We incorporated some unique elements from those meetings including a parent center, a raised platform seating “town hall meeting space”, and four outdoor classrooms. These outdoor courtyard style classrooms have teaching elements for the children to explore different Georgia regions. K-5 and 6-8 grades are completely separated, but a flexible partition in the commons and movable furniture in the media center allows the areas to open together for special events.
11808 PANHANDLE ROAD, HAMPTON, GEORGIA 30228
NEW FACILITY AREA: 207,893 SF
DESIGN CONTRACT AWARD: $25,918,725
FINAL COST: $26,281,796
CONSTRUCTION DELIVERY METHOD:
FINAL DURATION: 17 months
SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION: July 1, 2010
CLAYTON COUNTY SCHOOLS: Mr. Ronick Joseph, Construction Manager
CONTRACTOR: Creamer-Pearce Construction
PRINCIPAL-IN-CHARGE: W. Valdon Smith, Jr., AIA
PROJECT ARCHITECT: Jan Selz, AIA