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COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM & NEW

CLASSROOM BUILDNG

EL MONTE

CLIENT:  EMUHSD

Design Partner 

for

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.

Middle school gym architecture daylit north wall
Gym interior architecture with Kalwall north wall
gym interior achitecture with acoustic mosaic 3-Form signage
middle school architecture with social gathering stair