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MOORE SQUARE MUSEUMS MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOL
Wake County Public School System

  • New

    123,000 SF
  • Project Complete

    2003
  • Size

    4-Stories
  • Students

    650

This new urban setting school is located to allow for collaboration and interaction with local downtown museum and cultural resources.  This project was uniquely developed in that the entire school facility utilizes only the 4 acres available within a city block, as opposed to the 35+ acres typically utilized for middle schools.  The compact building footprint required a well-coordinated engineering design effort.

Plumbing, Fire Protection, HVAC and Electrical systems were successfully integrated accordingly.  Specialty designs of this project include security system with cameras, lighting to complement the urban setting and engineered system infrastructure for technology and science learning.  Regarding sustainable design, the project was the first school in the nation to win the 2003 EPA Smart Growth Award which recognizes public development projects that help the environment