Wentzville R-IV School District was in need of another campus to the south to serve the rapidly expanding population. A new middle and high school were planned for the site of an existing elementary school.
The District purchased farmland to the east and north, totaling 100 acres. Site grades varied up to 60 feet in vertical height. Tree groves, ponds, natural drainage ways and limited access were all obstacles to growth and development. Committees were formed to analyze the District’s needs and they toured other campuses. A final program and the latest ideas in school design emerged.
Separate locations for the middle and high schools were desired and developed to function completely independent of each other. Separation of students and traffic was of primary importance. Zones for fields, buildings and traffic were created. To eliminate bottlenecks, each campus has a minimum of two ways off the site. Enlarged turning radiuses, parking expansion, and a central point for buses, cars and drop-off are all key features.
Through diligent communication with public or private school boards, department heads and teaching staffs, M+H Architects helps educational institutions focus on their immediate and future needs, and on how to get the most for their investment.
Schools offer a unique challenge. Architecturally, every building requires room-by-room functional design. Communication is the key at each step to satisfy the needs of teaching staff and students, and the financial requirements of the school’s board. There are no precise answers. Each school has a different budget and a singular image to project. That's why, for each educational project we undertake, M+H arrives with a clean slate, ready to learn.
Government, Civic and Fire Protection Projects:
A team committed to your success, M+H Architects understands the expectations and constraints unique to civic facility users and works hand in hand to build a functional, efficient and aesthetic environment, respective of quality and budget requirements.
Building programs for civic and government institutions require efficient management of multiple tasks from programming to project completion. M+H Architects and its employees provide a solid foundation of proven professionals ready to listen, challenge and follow-through with every detail to assure the success of your project.