COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM & NEW
Gonzalez Goodale Architects
Woven along the edges of a highly impacted campus, these two buildings replaced a compound of ad hoc portables, and won back an acre of outdoor play area in the efficiency of their planning.
Leveraging a north exposure for a full window wall, the gym's solutions for day-lighting, acoustics, and graphic identity were each forcefully expressed in architectural profile, rhythm, and tone.
The classroom building, at the end that links students to the gym complex, is provided with a generous social landing and school overlook in association with its outdoor exit stair.