Combined Schools

Crossroads PreK-8 School

Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk, Virginia

This new three-story, 147,000-square-foot PreK-8 school was designed to replace an aging neighborhood school.  Consequently, the facility’s design is contextually appropriate to the neighborhood and creates an efficient footprint on a 10-acre urban site.  As a result of the city’s public art program, artistic concepts are integrated into the building’s design.  This includes a floor pattern that embodies the tidal influence of the Chesapeake Bay and the ceiling details the phases of the moon that serves as both a design and educational feature.