Skip to main content
Start of main content

Brooke Point High School Library Renovation

A space for collaboration

  • 7770

    Square Feet

  • $1.2M

    Project Value

  • Stafford, Virginia

    Stafford, Virginia

A collaborative learning environment that is able to adapt for tomorrow

With low ceilings, cinderblock walls, and no windows, the Brooke Point High School library was a dimly lit space rarely frequented by students. To create an open environment with good lighting and visibility, we eliminated CMU walls and added storefront around the library’s exterior.

The library now has some indirect natural light coming in through the corridors and unique lighting fixtures that brighten the space. Though the glass walls achieved many goals, they limited our ability to create an instructional area. This challenge led to one of the most prominent features of the design: brightly colored boxes along the storefront system, creating semi-private zones for students.

Space was another large constraint. It was a challenge to fit teaching areas, collaboration spaces, charging stations, computer stations, a maker lab, testing rooms, and the required number of books. The solution? Layering functions. The maker lab was given blinds to double as a testing room, the teaching areas are also used for collaboration, and the computer lab functions as a classroom.

A warm wood ceiling, bright colors, and the integration of technology updated this library. After construction was completed, the number of students visiting the library before school rose from about 10 to around 150 daily.

Meet Our Team

Derk Jeffrey, Senior Principal

There is a natural affinity between design and learning, architects and educators. Together, our best work has the capacity to make a profound impact on those we serve.

,

Derk Jeffrey

Senior Principal

 

We're better together

  • Become a client

    Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.

    Contact Us
  • Design your career

    Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.

    Join the Team
End of main content
To top