Kannapolis City Schools
Kannapolis, North Carolina
The new Kannapolis Middle school houses seventh and eighth grades and accommodates 1,000 students. This project features a courtyard, a two-story media center, and a full auditorium off the main corridor. Project-based learning rooms near the media center provide students and teachers flexibility with learning techniques. STEAM learning spaces are located on each floor, centered between the classroom wings. These learning spaces consist of an open collaboration studio surrounding a maker studio as well as a STEAM design studio. The school also includes an agriculture program with outdoor vegetable gardens. These gardens are watered with above-ground rain water cisterns.
In 2019, it became Kannapolis City Schools’ first facility to receive LEED Gold.