At Colonel Smith Middle School, every space is a learning space, and learning begins the moment a student steps onto the site.
Superintendent Ronda Frueauff had a vision for Colonel Smith and challenged our team to rethink what a middle school could be and how a STEM focus should impact design. One to one technology allows learning to happen anywhere, and wind turbines, words imprinted on the sidewalks, outdoor classrooms, landscaping and sustainable design elements turn the entire campus into a classroom.
Associate firm: Emc2 Architects
Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District
Fort Huachuca, AZ
88,693 New SF
Support the school's STEM curriculum and focus on project-based learning
Design Arizona's first Net-Zero K-12 school
It is beyond my ability to find the words to tell you how it makes me feel when I walk through the school and see what you and the team did with my hope and vision.