Many high school science classrooms, including those recently designed and/or renovated, are not equipped for 21st-century science. Typical problems with existing facilities include insufficient space, overcrowded classrooms, designs that limit a teacher’s ability to supervise the class, no separation of lab and lecture functions, inadequate storage, no preparation space or individual/small group project space, no faculty office space, and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
PARKWAY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, Chesterfield, MO
Architect of Record: Parsons Brinckerhoff
Scope: Consultant to school district for two-story, free-standing science addition to existing high school campus plus renovation of existing science classrooms. New building incorporates science learning opportunities in corridors, atrium, elevator shaft and exterior landscaping.