The design solution is a result of seven meetings that brought together teachers, administrators and the community. Starting with protest and ending with a master plan and applause. The first meeting opened with protest signs and news crews. The neighborhood elementary school was rumored to be closing. The existing school had a great sense of pride in the neighborhood and wanted to be preserved in the master plan. With the process being open and transparent, the resulting master plan included the elementary grades while balancing the 7-12 campus needs.
The proposed Logan Memorial Educational Complex, TK-12 grades, rebuilds the existing K-8 campus and adds a new high school component that this neighborhood has been missing. The three existing Memorial buildings to remain, will be re-clad, fully renovated and re-planned. The building forms are simple, bold and influenced by Mexican modernism. Resulting in architecture that fits the neighborhood and builds on the rich cultural history of the area.
This complex will be a place students want to be. At the K-6 campus the learning commons is adjacent 2 maker spaces. Resulting is a vibrant student environment where students create, research, think and present. The 7-12 learning commons is adjacent the career and counseling center creating a space that supports socialization, career exploration and online course work. Each classroom village is designed around collaboration spaces to promote flexible learning.