Pinnacle View Middle School

What do you do with a 230,000 sq.ft. abandoned warehouse building? Well, for starters, you can transform it into a middle school. This transformation involved implementing approximately 60 classrooms including science classrooms, robotics, East Lab, Orchestra, Art, Choir, Dance, Project Based Learning, therapy offices, media center, cafetorium and a gymnasium. Not only was the interior a challenge but the exterior materials and roof system did not allow for natural light and were worn. We added 24 skylights and lots of windows in the classrooms to allow for as much natural light as possible. We redesigned the back entry for school bus drop off, a playground and re-skinned the exterior with new metal siding. As for the front entry, we designed a large canopy structure to help define the entry.

Architects: WER Architects|Planners, Architect of Record and Herron Horton Architects, Associate Architect

American Society of Interior Designers ASID South Central Chapter Silver Award for Excellence in Design

Photographer: Rett Peek Photography