The much anticipated Forest Middle School addition and renovation project will remedy the 25-year-old reliance on temporary mobile classroom units, which have long posed environmental, operational, and safety concerns. The new addition enhances outdoor space with a central, sheltered courtyard that offers students and teachers an enclosed, landscaped environment for a wide range of learning activities.

Within the expanded school, learning is made visible – engaging students and enhancing a sense of community among faculty, staff, and students. Differently-sized learning studios, seminar spaces, huddle rooms, and study booths complement classrooms in the addition and support student passions, while also empowering STEM project work with places that inspire creation and collaboration.

Extended learning spaces and flexible furniture support a variety of teaching methods and work styles. These environments encourage students to bring technology and furniture together in intuitive ways, fostering problem-solving and risk-taking in a setting that is finely tuned for collaboration.

The much anticipated Forest Middle School addition and renovation project will remedy the 25-year-old reliance on temporary mobile classroom units, which have long posed environmental, operational, and safety concerns. The new addition enhances outdoor space with a central, sheltered courtyard that offers students and teachers an enclosed, landscaped environment for a wide range of learning activities.

Within the expanded school, learning is made visible – engaging students and enhancing a sense of community among faculty, staff, and students. Differently-sized learning studios, seminar spaces, huddle rooms, and study booths complement classrooms in the addition and support student passions, while also empowering STEM project work with places that inspire creation and collaboration.

Extended learning spaces and flexible furniture support a variety of teaching methods and work styles. These environments encourage students to bring technology and furniture together in intuitive ways, fostering problem-solving and risk-taking in a setting that is finely tuned for collaboration.

Client: Bedford County Public Schools

Location: Forest, VA

Discipline: Middle Schools

Completion: August 2020