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The new Media Center is located at the heart of the academic wing and is the keystone of a strategic phased transformation of the high school to support their academic redesign focused on 21st century learning &student wellness. The flexibility of the media center is enhanced by the inclusion of both small and large group collaboration areas, mobile book storage, and flexible furniture options. Common circulation spaces offer opportunities for unstructured learning and informal gathering including the student run ‘Busy Bean’ refreshment area. The new media center addition offers an inspiring collegiate atmosphere infused with modern finishes and natural daylighting in stark contrast to the existing building.
Category: Medium Architecture
Architecture Firm: DRAW Collective
Project Team: Cassandra Renninger, AIA; Christopher Brown, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Daniel Dillow, Associate; Kayla Benton
Client: Hampton Township School District
Engineers: Tower Engineering - MEP Engineer; Barber & Hoffman, Inc. - Structural Engineer
Photographer: Ed Massery