HMFH Architects

Eddy Elementary School

  • Students 450
  • Grades K-5
  • Size 57,915 ft2

Originally planned as an addition to an existing school that would have doubled its size, this new school is situated on 18 acres of land with sensitive wetland areas abutting the site of the original school.

The new project followed in the tradition of the other school in its aesthetics, scaled to the regional heritage, its immediate surrounding, and its young occupants. The first phase was for 450 students with core facilities for an ultimate capacity of 600. The single-story design strove for simplicity, using a T-shape plan. The cross of “T” is a double-loaded classroom wing with all standard classrooms facing south, east or west—honoring a specific request that no classrooms face north.

The systems included a technology network for the elementary school level with a fully-integrated telephone/telecommunications system. The building was designed for community use featuring a large cafeteria space with a raised platform and a full-sized gymnasium accessible by a separate community entrance, as well as developed play fields.

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