Educational > McWillie Elementary
McWillie Elementary School / Jackson, MS - Design of a new, urban K-2 elementary school facility serving 625 learners including a Montessori program. The design uses the “House Plan” where learners are subdivided into smaller families of 125 in five single-story child-scaled “houses.” Each “house” contains five learning areas/classrooms, a central family room for larger gatherings and a project kitchen for hands-on learning. During the planning and programming process, we developed design guidelines with the Educational Design Institute in Starkville that serve as a guide for future elementary school projects for the district. 2003 Citation Award – Design Share, The International Forum for Innovative Schools. This 69,700 SF project was completed in 2002 with a construction cost of $7.7 million.