PROJECT-BASED LEARNING SPACE PROMOTES KNOWLEDGE SHARING
An open work gallery adjacent to the commons area allows groups of students to work together on projects related to what they are learning in the classroom and then display their work.
Blake Bass Middle School was designed to relieve overcrowding at surrounding middle schools due to rapid growth in the Coweta County School System. The school has 56 instructional units for 887 students. The ancillary spaces and site design allow for a future expansion of 12 classrooms and capacity for 1,200 students. The floor plan offers a centrally located work/gallery space, equipped with cabinets and a sink, that allows students to work together in groups on class projects. Students and others in the school can view and learn from these projects. This flexible space can also be used for small dramas with the use of a portable stage.
NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
556 SHAW ROAD, SHARPSBURG, GA 30277
BUILDING AREA: 143,544 SF
SITE AREA: 52 acres
DESIGN CONTRACT AWARD: $33,525,597
FINAL COST: $33,525,597
CONSTRUCTION DELIVERY METHOD: CM@Risk
CONSTRUCTION PLANNED: 20 months
FINAL CONSTRUCTION DURATION: 23 months
SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION: August 26, 2021
COWETA CO BOE: Mr. Ronnie Cheek, Dir. of Facilities
CONTRACTOR: J&R Construction & Development, Inc.