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Oxford High Fine Arts Building
The Oxford Fine Arts facility consists of a main auditorium, scene shop/black box theater, as well as band, chorus, culinary, recording studio, and art classrooms. The main auditorium seats 657 with 8 wheelchair accessible spaces. The stage area measures 91' wide and 41' deep and has a recessed orchestra pit located under the stage. The pit has a 4' x 32' opening, which can be fully covered or covered with the use of a tensioned wire grid to allow the full stage to be used, even when the orchestra pit is being utilized. The stage has an impressive height of 49' to the bottom of the deck. The performance space also features an advanced reinforced sound system, which compliments the room's natural acoustics. The facility uses scalloped side walls and curved reflective ceilings to direct sound for acoustical clarity. There is one main catwalk, which crosses the seating area as well as four catwalks over the stage. There is an enclosed sound, and remote-controlled lighting control, room at the rear of the auditorium.
Date of Completion: 2020
Gulfport High School
This project included new state-of-the-art facilities that were constructed adjacent to existing buildings that needed to remain operational during the construction process. The project demolished several outdated buildings on campus to make room for two new classroom buildings, a field house, and a practice gym. The project also renovated several of the existing school buildings. The project was phased to allow the school to remain functional during the two-year construction period. The primary objective of this project was to update the school's classroom and athletic buildings to be code compliant, modern educational facilities. Additionally, the master plan was reorganized to create a secure campus by limiting the number of secure entrances to the school while creating a secure central courtyard.
Date of Completion: 2018
Oxford Elementary School
The Oxford Elementary School is a STEAM facility that will house grades 1-2. The school is designed to take advantage of the extreme grade change on the site with road views of the building appearing as one and two-stories tall that are in fact two or three-stories tall, allowing the school to fit within the surrounding neighborhood fabric. The school layout is separate into three distinct areas that are linked together by enclosed learning lanes and a two-story media & arts center. In addition, each classroom wing has learning lanes and a centralized teaching area for flexible learning outside the typical classroom environment. The interior teaching environment is linked to the outdoors with exterior learning courtyards, located between the three story classroom building and the cafeteria/gymnasium building, along with a secured exterior reading area with a butterfly garden located off the media center.
Date of Completion: 2020
Hancock North Central Elementary
Hancock County, Mississippi
A new elementary school on an existing school site, this project includes 32 classrooms, a media center, and a cafeteria (multi-purpose room with half-court gym). The 'Pod' design, where classrooms share common areas rather than corridors, serve as group learning spaces. Extensive use of clerestory daylighting throughout. Exterior materials include fly-ash brick (innovative 'green' material), metal panel, exposed wood structure, and board-form concrete. The cafeteria, kitchen, and some corridor area is designed to meet FEMA 361 Community Shelter guidelines. This project is LEED certified under LEED for Schools 2009 and is the first K-12 LEED certified school in the state of Mississippi.
Date of Completion: 2013
Hancock County Performing Arts Center
Hancock County, Mississippi
The Hancock High School Performing Arts center seats 841 (533 sloped seating and 299 stepped seating) with nine spaces for wheelchairs. The orchestra pit, which is 36’ x 12’ and five feet deep has a removable cover which extends the stage when necessary. When covered, the stage measures 97’ wide by 48’ deep. The stage has an impressive height of 50’ to the bottom of the deck. Back of the house contains men’s and women’s restrooms, men’s and women’s dressing rooms, a makeup room, a scene shop, a shower room, a storage room, a storage mezzanine, a loading dock, and mechanical and electrical rooms.
Date of Completion: 2015
St. Patrick Catholic High School
Following the Katrina aftermath, the damaged Catholic high schools of St. John and Mercy Cross consolidated into a larger, state-of-the-art facility. The St. Patrick High School project involved the design and construction of a new junior high and high school that was the result of this merger. Strategically located on 40 acres, the initial capacity for the campus is 600 students with the capability to expand to 1000 students.
The campus is divided into two separate buildings with a landscaped courtyard in between. A two-story brick and stucco academic wing fronts the street and is designed in a traditional style. The extracurricular building is located on the opposite side of the courtyard and is connected to the main building by a covered colonnade that has the feel of a cloistered garden. A small day chapel is the focal point of the courtyard. Athletic facilities and parking are arranged around a looped road that surrounds the school.
Date of Completion: 2007
Biloxi High School
The second phase of an overall 800 acre Master Plan, BHS was designed around the Biloxi Public School District’s three prime mandates of safety, supervision and delivery of instruction. The design incorporates a central secure courtyard flanked by 64 academic classrooms, a media center, art rooms, a choral room, band hall, ROTC classrooms, a small auditorium, along with both a practice and competition sized gymnasium and a cafeteria. Sweeping forms create District statement to the overall imagery of the campus which was set by the elementary school in Phase One. A computer based closed-circuit surveillance system, comprised of 150 color cameras, monitors all classroom and circulation areas as well as the campus grounds and parking lot. Students can access four large computer labs in addition to at least six computers located in every classroom.
Date of Completion: Spring 2002