The facilities were designed to blend with the architectural character of the existing facility. More than 70% of the existing building was demolished and the portion remaining was completely renovated. Two stair towers provide a vertical architectural element that separates the existing structure from the new construction. The result is a cohesive design that blends the unique elements of the former Cammack School into a modern educational complex that exceeds the requirements of 21st century learning.
Although the expanded facility houses both an elementary and a middle school, each have their own distinct entrance and administrative complex and the students remain physically separated on opposite sides of the facility. The schools only share a kitchen, which has been located to serve separate dining facilities.
With the community’s support of the bond, ZMM has designed a facility that maintains the historic character of the façade and auditorium, while replacing the remainder of the facility. The community has maintained a landmark, while developing state-of-the-art elementary and middle schools.