Roanoke, VA

Community School – STEM Labs and Activity Space

Hughes Associates A&E completed a new 6,000 square foot addition to the Community School in Roanoke County. The facility houses science and music labs adjacent to the new multi-purpose activity, instructional, and assembly spaces. These labs are designed to implement STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in a collaborative learning environment that emphasizes “critical thinking.” Reflecting the STEM approach, our design of the facility intentionally leaves the structure and systems exposed providing “project-based learning” for the students. The design and a well-planned construction schedule kept the project on track with construction completed during the summer break.