Ben Steele Middle School

Transforming education through
innovative learning spaces

Ben Steele
Middle School

ARCHITECTURE

The design of Ben Steele Middle School embodies 21st century learning, empowering students through innovative classroom structuring and flexible education spaces. The spatial concept incorporates core classrooms, gathering areas, performing arts, and athletics into a connected series of spaces adaptable for a variety of purposes, strategically zoned for both public and private use to best serve students and the community alike.

Ben Steele
Middle School

Transforming education through
innovative learning spaces

ARCHITECTURE

The design of Ben Steele Middle School embodies 21st century learning, empowering students through innovative classroom structuring and flexible education spaces. The spatial concept incorporates core classrooms, gathering areas, performing arts, and athletics into a connected series of spaces adaptable for a variety of purposes, strategically zoned for both public and private use to best serve students and the community alike.

A collaborative design process

The design team gathered ideas from a diverse collection of faculty, administration, stakeholders, and community members to create a vision reflective of their culture, values, and aspirations. Creative workshops explored not only current trends in education, but also established a plan for future growth and adaptation.

Redefining the classroom experience

Clusters of classrooms stem from shared breakout spaces to connect a framework of learning pods dispersed throughout the building. Informal and formal gathering areas offer flexibility for small-group learning and presentation, while state-of-the-art technology and laboratories offer ample opportunities for critical STEM education.

The project’s namesake

As a World War II prisoner of war, the late Benjamin Charles Steele’s story continues to inspire. His portrait thoughtfully hangs in the commons – the heart of the school.

The project’s namesake

As a World War II prisoner of war, the late Benjamin Charles Steele’s story continues to inspire. His portrait thoughtfully hangs in the commons – the heart of the school.

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