Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School

Fine Arts Wing

Joplin, Missouri

Project Info
Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School
Joplin, Missouri

Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School is a Pre-K through 12th grade school serving 270 students. Perkins+Will designed a 53,000-square-foot addition, the Arts & Student Life Complex, which includes new administrative offices, art and music classrooms, general classrooms, a library, a dining facility and a theater. The addition is designed to accommodate future growth, up to 430 students. The new building program is organized around a secure, central courtyard and provides a dynamic and inviting new public presence for the school. The 425-seat Theater features balcony seating, a full fly-loft and orchestra pit. A gallery serves as pre-function space and incorporates space to display student work in conjunction with the Fine Arts program.
While LEED Certification was not pursued, the project was designed to meet LEED for Schools certification standards, with the effective use of natural daylighting, energy efficient lighting and mechanical systems, and the use of recycled and sustainable materials.