Eastbrook Middle School

Dalton, Georgia

Project Info
Eastbrook Middle School
Dalton, Georgia

Eastbrook Middle School is an 800-student replacement school that embraces a new educational model in a 21st century learning environment. The school’s design provides a variety of learning environments for different educational experiences and interactions, resulting in a school setting that encourages and supports the creativity, innovation, and problem solving skills essential for future generations to stay ahead of new challenges.

The goal of the design is to provide spaces that support project-based learning while allowing for flexibility both now and in the future. Open, collaborative project labs adjacent to more traditional classroom spaces form the core academic wings of the school. Shared electives such as band, chorus, and art are organized adjacent to the 2-story academic wings, surrounding the dining space and media center that form the heart of the school. These spaces, along with the project labs, spill onto a centralized courtyard that allows for outdoor learning as well as a variety of school functions. This formal organization of the program not only creates many opportunities for indoor/outdoor activities but also allows every space to receive natural daylighting without sacrificing functionality.