Algood Elementary

Algood, Tennessee

The new Elementary School is located on the site of the existing Algood Middle School, creating a shared courtyard between the two. This commons now features playgrounds, outside classrooms, and gathering spaces benefitting both schools. It is the new heart of the campus. Outside classrooms are enclosed with benches and a primary 'green screen' wall - a metal mesh fence that will support climbing plants.

"We are achieving the maximum result from our limited resources. They continuously seek ways to enhance design while respectful of budgets, schedule and program."— Dr. Kathleen Airhart, Director, Putnam County Schools

Year:

2009

Type:

PreK-12 Education

Square Footage:

105,000 sf

Location:

Algood, Tennessee

Awards:

2013 AIA East Tennessee Honor Award - New Construction, American School and University Magazine, August 2010 - Cover, Outstanding Design

Budget:

$14,200,000

Project Notes:

An energetic, creative and cost-effective approach to the interiors reflects an intent to encourage student and teacher interaction, provide fun common areas and enhance the overall educational environment.