The new facility embraces the concept of flexibility in an integrated environment by allowing teachers to switch methodology and recombine students for short periods of time based on their mastery of stated standards. This approach is creating new opportunities for students, and maximizing personalized learning at the school. As part of James Blair’s future-ready design, the school will be able to easily adapt to new technologies and curriculum changes in the future.
Associate firm: Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects
Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools
112,000 New SF
Design a middle school that can adapt to changes in methodology, curriculum and technology
Our goal for James Blair Middle School was to maximize student and teacher collaborative space to allow rapid rearrangement and customization of the learning environment. Functionally, this allows educators to respond efficiently to evolving teaching and learning styles.