Refresh to Better Serve Students
Originally built in the 1950s, Loganville-Springfield Elementary School was in need of a refresh to better serve its kindergarten through third-grade students. A feasibility review was undertaken to determine the best path forward between new construction or additions and renovations to the existing school. The District determined that additions and upgrades, completed through phased construction, was the best option to meet their needs and stay within budget.
The renovated school includes 24 future-ready classrooms and separate dedicated collaboration spaces for each grade level. The center of the building houses the learning commons with an adjacent S.T.E.A.M. classroom and maker space.
Student Safety Considerations
To help with student safety, administrative, common, and public spaces are organized around the main hallway including a new full-size gymnasium, cafeteria, and kitchen. Classroom areas are connected with an education corridor but separate from the more public part of the school. The educational corridor will allow for easy student circulation as well as breakout spaces for the many paraprofessionals and support instructors who directly serve the student population.
“The educational visioning for this campus is an excellent example of the work needed and critical for preparing future spaces where learners thrive. The design allows for active learning and offers and encourages freedom of choice in main functions.”
– Learning By Design Magazine, 2022 Design Awards Showcase Jury Comment