Brogden Middle School

Image Brogden Middle School

Location
Durham, NC

Date
2003

 

DTW Architects designed the 51,000 SF expansion and complete renovation (102,000 SF) of Brogden Middle to address several existing issues: re-unify academic teams at each grade level, improve circulation and functionality, and enhance the entry sequences. These issues were addressed through a combination of multiple additions and significant renovations. For example, a two-story academic wing addition allowed grade-level teams to be together and it completed a circulation path through the school. The façade was improved with new window openings and changes at the entry which enhanced access. Other improvements included administration, classroom and computer lab expansions; complete replacement of existing windows; new entry canopies, improved vehicular circulation, stormwater improvements and landscaping.

Additions and renovations occurred in four construction phases over a multi-year period, all while the 1200-student school remained in operation.