Newton Collins Elementary School
Mission: To create an elementary school meeting the District’s goals of providing a flexible, welcoming, inspiring and innovative learning environment supporting collaboration and community
Approach: At 99,000 SF, Newton Collins Elementary School will have an 800-student classroom capacity, with a core (cafeteria, gym, and library) capacity of 1,000 students. The design focuses on three classroom neighborhoods surrounding a central library that is the heart of the campus. Classroom neighborhoods will be organized by grade level groupings each with natural light an assortment of common spaces distributed around the shared core interior space. Art and music specialty classrooms and computer stations are integrated into these commons areas, allowing an extension of the learning environment outside the classroom.