A new elementary and middle school became a necessity for this parochial school after enrollment exceeded available space on their campus. The Church acquired a 200 x 140 ft site adjacent to their existing campus in downtown Huntington and commissioned our firm to design a new building that would accommodate grades K – 8 with two classrooms per grade.
The 39,000 sf facility’s classrooms are organized on 4 levels with younger students at grade and older students on upper floors. Both stair towers are faced in curtain wall glazing to flood these spaces with daylight and provide views both into and out of the stairways. State of the art computer and science labs along with music, art, and administrative offices are provided with ample access to daylight as well.
The structural system consists of locally-made, integrally-colored, load bearing concrete masonry and steel. Building cost constraints were balanced with durable construction systems to ensure a sustainable structure that will allow efficient continued operation for future generations. The project was completed in 2009.