© Architecture Plus - Interior Design - Fort Smith, AR

MENA HIGH SCHOOL

This 150,000 square foot high school includes:

A new high school designed for 618 students.

Educational spaces include 42 classrooms, which includes 2 science laboratories.

Instrumental music room and choir room.

A library with a self contained computer lab and a media production lab.

A parent center and career center.

900 seat Performing Arts Center.

1,400 seat competition gymnasium.

Staff and student parking with a loading dock.

Dining area with full commercial kitchen.

The overall scheme of this building was to provide a functional cost efficient building that would accommodate the school population and allow future expansion. The placement of the building on the site will allows expansion at four locations without disruption of programs. A simple student circulation pattern (hallways) allows easy monitoring by staff. Energy efficiency was obtained by the use of efficient materials and systems which will reduce the operational cost of the facility.