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Heyward Career & Technology Center - Construction

Richland School District One

Completion Date
Est. 2019

Project Budget
$5 Million

Culinary Arts, one of the center’s most popular programs, will be housed in a new addition at the front corner of the school, offering an opportunity to highlight the program in a prominent location on site. The showpiece of the addition is a daylight-filled Culinary Arts lab designed around three large stainless steel cooking suites that integrate counter space, storage, and cooking equipment. A generous expanse of glass tracks across the lab and opens up at the corner nearest the main entrance to the parking lot, offering views of student activity within and animating the school’s street front presence. 


A second addition at the rear of the school will provide classroom and lab space for life skills style curriculum. Three flexible classrooms accommodate small group activities as well as hands-on instruction on daily living skills. Each classroom features a large window that provides daylight and views of the heavily treed landscape that surrounds the school. A shared residential style kitchen space will be used for cooking instruction and demonstrations.  


R1 Dreher High School Athletic Improvements - Construction

Richland School District One

Completion Date
TBD

Project Budget
TBD

Campus Athletic Field Improvement Plan for Richland School District One's Dreher High School, including a 360'x195' synthetic turf field to accommodate football, soccer, and both men's and women's lacrosse. The project includes sports lighting and 600 bleacher seats. The project also includes 5 new tennis courts with lighting, a new concessions and restroom building and parking. 


R1 Rosewood Library Addition & Renovation - Construction

Richland School District One

Completion Date
2020

Project Budget
$2.5 Million

Rosewood Elementary, a 500 student school, has outgrown its original 1930’s library and in need of a new innovative space that more closely supports its current educational pedagogy. The addition will include a reading room with flexible furniture and soft seating, conferencing, workroom/maker space, and associated office and storage support. Currently under construction, the design of the addition is a flexible, daylight filled space that can accommodate the ever-changing needs of the students and faculty. Rather than simply being a place to store books, the new library will be a place focused on gathering, collaborating, and inspiring. The renovation and addition total to 4,480 square feet.


Lexington Five Elementary School 13 - Construction

Lexington Richland School District Five

Completion Date
2021

Project Budget
TBD

School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties has commissioned Quackenbush Architects, in collaboration with Perkins + Will’s K-12 Studio, to design the thirteenth elementary school to serve their rapidly growing community. The 105,000 square foot school will be located in Chapin and will serve 750 students. An interactive programming process which included administrators, teachers, parents, board members and community members kicked-off the design of the school. Through this process a number of goals and values to guide the design were identified, including empowering students, providing opportunities for development of critical problem-solving skills, maximizing resources, maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for all students, and supporting the changing way students are educated in order to succeed in today’s fast-paced, technologically-driven society.


The two-story structure is organized around a central, secure courtyard connecting to the Media Center and Related Arts classrooms. The building is zoned for functionality and security with grade levels on the east side of a central lobby and administration area, and community spaces such as gymnasium and cafeteria to the west. The Pre-K / Kindergarten areas are housed in their own secure zone with direct access to a fenced playground and a dedicated drop-off for these parents. Taking cues from the surrounding area, the exterior of the building utilizes a combination of stone and blended red brick. Generous windows provide daylighting and views to the interior of the building, promoting health and wellbeing for the students and staff inside.