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LC Swain

Greenacres, FL

LC Swain Middle School is an adapted reuse of the Millennium Middle School prototype first developed for Broward County in Tamarac. The exterior architectural features of the building have been designed to complement the architectural style of Palm Beach County and blend in with the surrounding neighborhoods. The site is situated on the south side of Lake Worth Road.

The school design is composed of a two-story classroom building, which contains all classrooms, labs and resource rooms arranged in “houses.” Each “house” is arranged to service a grade level population (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) and contains its own mini-administration suite. The assembly spaces, such as the gymnasium and dining hall, and fine arts area are located in an adjacent building across a landscaped courtyard, which serves as a central organizing space from which administration can supervise all student movement and oversee the main access points of the school using minimal staff. The assembly building is a resource for all the grade levels in the adjacent building and can be used for after-hour school or community functions without opening the entire school to the public. The compact building footprint maximizes the available land for playing fields, parking and drop-offs.

 

LC Swain Middle School is an adapted reuse of the Millennium Middle School prototype first developed for Broward County in Tamarac. The exterior architectural features of the building have been designed to complement the architectural style of Palm Beach County and blend in with the surrounding neighborhoods. The site is situated on the south side of Lake Worth Road.

The school design is composed of a two-story classroom building, which contains all classrooms, labs and resource rooms arranged in “houses.” Each “house” is arranged to service a grade level population (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) and contains its own mini-administration suite. The assembly spaces, such as the gymnasium and dining hall, and fine arts area are located in an adjacent building across a landscaped courtyard, which serves as a central organizing space from which administration can supervise all student movement and oversee the main access points of the school using minimal staff. The assembly building is a resource for all the grade levels in the adjacent building and can be used for after-hour school or community functions without opening the entire school to the public. The compact building footprint maximizes the available land for playing fields, parking and drop-offs.