Wells Road School

The existing nine–acre site posed serious restrictions on the renovation and expansion of the existing 19,000 SF Elementary School to create a virtually new 60,000 SF Intermediate School for grades 3–6. This limitation encouraged the use of a semi–circular form, reminiscent of a carousel, to use the site to its fullest potential. NCA’s design tripled the number of classrooms and added a new gymnasium, cafeteria and kitchen, media center, and specialty classrooms for science, music and art. Within the center of the new addition and existing bar building, a wonderful courtyard was created for students and teachers to enjoy. The courtyard was designed with areas for class sessions as well as individual sitting.