SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson, in collaboration with Lord Aeck Sargent, was selected by Atlanta Public Schools for the re-design of the historical Howard Middle School. The current project includes a complete historic restoration of the existing facility, with multiple additions including a new administrative wing designed to reflect an originally-designed element that was never built, a 4-level classroom addition, media center, auditorium, kitchen / cafeteria, and music wing.
Creating A New Identity
Great care was taken to design sensitively around the existing structure to highlight the historic attributes while at the same time creating a new identity for a modern middle school. The site design activates the urban setting and reconnects several pedestrian paths and bike trails that have come to define this area of the city.