Project Type: Middle School Addition and Renovation
Client: ISD 622 North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District
John Glenn Middle School is a multistory school originally constructed in1962 with additions in 1967, 1977, and 1988. The site layout and design approach for John Glenn Middle School seeks to utilize the existing layout of the site, but improve safety, circulation, strengthening the building entries and common areas to promote a welcoming sense of place.
The focus for the circulation of the site is to separate the student drop-off and bus loading to improve pedestrian safety and traffic flow. Paths and walkways will be maintained or added for circulation throughout the site as well as connections to the surrounding neighborhood. The building entries will be designed in a manner to passively directing circulation while creating small discrete areas for gathering and acting as aesthetic extensions of the building architecture.
The Foodservice Facilities Design will provide a pleasant dining experience for the Students utilizing the District’s Foodservice Philosophy menu program.
Wellness design was incorporated into the renovation including recommendations for improved air quality, acoustics, thermal comfort, lighting conditions,
and overall aesthetics which impact mood, performance, and other health outcomes.