As part of Fulton County Schools’ goal to introduce new learning environments into their existing school facilities, Stevens & Wilkinson worked with school administrators and staff to design a new two-story addition at Autrey Mill Middle School. The multi-story addition, which now connects to the building’s pre-existing two-level classroom, also included the addition of lab and teaching space totaling more than 25,000 square feet.
The resulting addition incorporates the District’s new ‘Immersive Learning’ neighborhood concept incorporated at the recently completed Ronald E. McNair Middle School and re-formulated it to integrate with the existing school. The addition includes 11 classrooms, two science laboratories and one new Art Lab, designed to replace an existing undersized art suite. The decision was made to relocate the new Art Lab, making it a vital part of the new addition as a way to better introduce art into the school’s core classroom planning scheme.
Steven & Wilkinson designed the original 185,000 square foot facility back in 2001.