The design team worked with the River Road Design Committee and the community through the spring of 2014 to determine the possibilities for siting the new school. The site is long and narrow, presenting many challenges and opportunities for the team. Browse through the images below to see the past schemes and site analyses.
Once the decision was made that the west side option was to be moved forward, the design team developed more detailed building and site plans. The Gym/Cafeteria would be a block on the south side of the site, with the Classroom and Admin block to the north. This made a natural courtyard to contain the play areas and gardens. The team made a conscious effort to keep the larger building masses away from the residential neighbors and closer to Hilliard Street.
The project was on hiatus through the summer, but we've started back to work as the kids get back to school. The design team has resumed meetings with the committee and community members.
4J Howard and River Road School Team Page © 2013