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Lois Hornsby Middle School

Williamsburg, Virginia

client

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

size

145,500 sf, 800 students

type

New Construction

stats

Prototype Design

A shared campus between an elementary and middle school might seem daunting to school administrators, but at Lois Hornsby Middle School, and its campus buddy J. Blaine Blayton Elementary School, the results have been successful. Not only do these two schools share facilities amongst each other, they are also shared with the greater Williamsburg community.

Site Concept

The shared site concept is new for the school district, so G+P worked with administrators and stakeholders to ensure all concerns, such as student safety and the scheduling of facility use, were addressed. The two schools function independently from each other and other community resources, but they share a few key features: the auditorium (located in Hornsby), the outdoor learning environment by the pond, and the gymnasiums and ball fields. Interaction between the elementary and middle school students is limited and well supervised.

...their commitment to the project and making sure the customer gets the very best in design, in materials, in attention to detail, in listening; make the difference...

Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools

Closing Thoughts

Not only do these two schools share facilities amongst each other, they are also shared with the greater Williamsburg community.

Awards

Gold Design Award

Virginia School Board Association (VSBA)