Norfolk Public Schools
This new three-story, 147,000-square-foot PreK-8 school was designed to replace an aging neighborhood school. Consequently, the facility’s design is contextually appropriate to the neighborhood and creates an efficient footprint on a 10-acre urban site. As a result of the city’s public art program, artistic concepts are integrated into the building’s design. This includes a floor pattern that embodies the tidal influence of the Chesapeake Bay and the ceiling details the phases of the moon that serves as both a design and educational feature. The facility earned LEED Gold certification in 2014.
Awards + Recognition
- Gold Design Award, VSBA Exhibition of School Architecture Awards, 2012
- Outstanding Design for Combined-Level School, American School and University, 2013