Middle Schools

Colonel Smith Middle School

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01 Project Overview

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


Middle Schools


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

03 Services & Recognition

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.

Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools
Fort Huachuca, AZ
Services Provided


Interior Design


Awards & Recognition

2013 Citation
Exhibition of School Architecture
National School Boards Association

2013 Grand Prize
Education Design Showcase
School Planning & Management

2013 Silver Citation
Libraries/Media Centers
AS&U Educational Interiors Showcase

2012 Merit Award
AIA Indiana Design Award