The Project

This new STEM-based, 750-student elementary school located in Charleston’s West Ashley neighborhood offers parents of K-5th graders in the Charleston County School District an exciting education option. Nestled on a tight site within a historic neighborhood, the long linear design is balanced with vertical spaces throughout.

The two-story undulating building features car and bus drop off canopies, a kitchen/cafeteria, multipurpose/physical education space, and a flexible assembly space in a gymnateria. The programming also includes support, administrative and guidance offices, classrooms, music, arts, a media center, and an outdoor rooftop garden that looks out over the adjacent tidal salt water marsh. Project goals include the eventual construction of a boardwalk and crabbing dock. KSQ served as architect in association with FWA Group.

The Details

Project Type: New Construction
Project Size: 98,000 SF
Completed: 2015
Client: Charleston County School District
Services: Architecture

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