White Elementary School
Fort Benning, GA
US Army Corps of Engineers
As the Architect of Record, SchenkelShultz worked in conjunction with Parkhill, Smith & Cooper to design a new 21st century elementary school at Fort Benning, Georgia. White Elementary School has seven learning neighborhoods consisting of flexible studios organized around one centralized hub. The design focused on a student-centered educational approach, which allows the learning environment to be adapted to support multiple learning modalities. A unique characteristic of this project is the 100 feet of elevation change across the campus, which was utilized in the design through a fossil wall and an outdoor learning amphitheater. The project is LEED® Silver certified and incorporated teaching tools for students to learn about sustainable design, including solar panels for heating water, a wind turbine, an energy dashboard for monitoring utility use and learning gardens to promote life science education.
Photography Credit: Shawn Sandusky