Morton Middle School

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Project Description


A tight site drove the efficient layout of the new 96,000 sf middle school for the district’s 5th – 8th graders.

Innovative features include:

  • Large, open corridors are highlighted with bold patterns, a linear wood-planked ceiling and an abundance of glass to enhance the visible connection with classrooms, offices and the outdoors.
  • 21st Century learning environments were included throughout the building.  Hexagon-shaped desks are included in every classroom to promote collaboration.  A small group room is also included between two classrooms to provide break out space while maintaining a visual connection to the classroom through glass windows and doors.  In addition, a project laboratory was included for each grade level.
  • Sustainable features such as a geothermal heating and cooling system, extensive daylighting and occupancy sensors were included for increased energy savings.
Year Completed
Vandalia, OH

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