Architect: Lesko Associates, Inc.
Total Project Cost: $5.6 Million
Fairless Middle School in Navarre Ohio is the educational home of some 468 students in grade six through eight. Completed in August of 2007, this state-of-the-art educational facility was designed by the architectural firm of Lesko Associates Inc. and was a $5,605,716 construction project. The completed school complex has a total of 70, 480 square feet of space and is Energy Star certified.
The building plan is divided into three small pods that are designated as separate wings for grades six, seven and eight. These pods are organized around a 3,792 square foot courtyard. The courtyard features interior landscaping that includes a nice water feature. The courtyard serves as a teaching lab for the science programs of the school. It also provides natural light into all the classrooms in the pods.
The main entrance is notable on the exterior because of its canopy and on the interior because of its one and a half story foyer. The administration offices are adjacent to the main entry of the school. The building plan is divided into two major areas. One contains the pods with all the classrooms, special education rooms, the media center, project labs, the administration, the nurse’s office and the art room. The other contains the 7,821 square foot gymnasium and its locker rooms, the music rooms and 1,355 square foot stage, and the cafeteria that seats 429. This design serves to separate and isolate noisier classes and school functions from the classroom wing.
By separating the cafeteria, gymnasium and stage areas, the architects also created an area that can be secured for after hours use by the community at large. With the same idea in mind, the media center has a separate outside entrance as well as an interior one. It also has its own set of restrooms. This is so it may be shared as a public library and used by the whole community. The building has been designed and networked for modern technology and media as well. It is absolutely a school built for the new millennium.
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