Friday, August 28, 2015

Exterior Developments






Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 4 Updated Floor Plans

The floor plans below include the revisions discussed with the Greenwood MS staff on July 29, 2015.  Modifications are explained in more detail in the Enlarged Area Plans further below.

Enlarged Area Plans:
Typical Classroom wing:

  •  Typical classroom furniture layout is shown. 
    • Storage casework (all tall cabinets) provided along the wall adjacent to the door to the room (back of the room)
  • Science:
    • Science classrooms have been reconfigured. Two lab/classrooms provided with perimeter workstations. Tables with epoxy tops will be used for student seating and can be pushed into the casework to be used in lab configuration. * sinks provided in each lab.
    • Common storage room between the 2 Science Rooms is provided.
    • Project Room for use by any subject is provided between the Science Classrooms (it is smaller room that can accommodate 15 students +/-)
  • Student Restrooms have been reconfigured to add fixtures. (Each restroom now has 7 toilet fixtures)
  • The Resource Room and Team Room are flexible rooms.
    • The Resource Room will have a demountable partition separator (like furniture systems) that could be moved if required.
    • The Team Room will have an operable partition that can be open or closed to allow multiple functions simultaneously or open room up to one bigger function. 
Administration and Cafeteria

  • The Bookstore configuration now has an "in" door and "out" door for improved student traffic when buying things across the transaction counter.  Storage for the bookstore will be around the room and can extend into the underside of the monumental stair platform. A display case is provided adjacent to the Bookstore entry to display items for sale, etc.
  • A space for the Principal's Assistant has been provided in the open corridor area outside of the Principal's office.  This location will  help with supervision of students waiting to see Asst. Principals sitting in the Corridor.
  • The Cafeteria and Kitchen layouts are not finalized.  Meetings with food service personnel is needed.
Gymnasiums & Music
  • The Locker Rooms have expanded to the west (back wall of bleachers) The Locker layouts have been modified to include 500 box lockers (1 x 1 x 1) in each locker room and 40 single tier lockers. This will allow all students to store their gym clothes in the box lockers and use the larger lockers to change clothes when they have gym class.
  • The PE Office entry is within the entry to locker rooms
  • The number of toilet fixtures in restrooms has increased.
  • A second Concessions stand at south building entry has been added.
  • The Band room has been slightly decreased in size and squared off. Inst. Storage will be provided around the perimeter of the room.
  • The Band Ensemble Room and Band Office sizes have increased.
  • The number of Band Practice Rooms has been reduced. The area where the practice rooms previously were, and the corridor access between them, provides space for a third ensemble area.
  • The Choral Room includes portable bleachers to house 70 students.
  • The Choral office has expanded to allow it to hold Choral Music library.
  • MIDI keyboards will be stored in Choral room and when needed will play in the Choral room.
Football lockers and Wrestling
  • Athletic Support (Coaches' office) and Storage have swapped locations. The Athletic Support room will have a door that opens to the locker room.
Media Center and Community Resource

  • A processing center has been added to the Media Center for copying, laminating, and other reproduction needs.
  • The Corporation Technology is adjacent to the Media Center.
  • The Computer Lab for Media Center at northeast corner of MC.  
  • More detail will come for this area after it is reviewed with staff this week.
  • A District Training office added next to Technology Room with an associated storage area.
Industrial Tech, Art, Computers, etc.

  • Industrial Tech has been relocated to the west side of the Corridor and expanded. Space required for shop needs will be reviewed further in the future.
  • - The Cardio/Weight Room reduced in size. there is currently space for 40 to use the room at once. A window overlooking the main gym is provided.
  • - The Art Room will defined further after meeting with Art Teacher this week.
  • - The Computer Technology Labs have been relocated to the east side of the corridor. The layout for each room will be flexible to allow perimeter configuration or in rows.
  • - Computer Labs/Production rooms have been added adjacent to Computer Labs. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

July 29 Plan reviews with staff

The following notes are the result of several meetings with the staff at the existing Greenwood Middle School to review the design of the New Greenwood Middle School Project:
The room setup before the meetings

FIRST FLOOR PAN MARKUPFirst floor Plan adjustments discussed:
  • A second Concessions Stand will be added near the south entry. This room may have a connection to the Health Room which will also be used as a Hospitality Room when needed.
  • The Bookstore was added after the last meeting.  It will be located at the southeast corner of the Commons.  This room will be modified to have a dedicated entry and exit to help student traffic flow. A counter will be provided in the room to take orders.  The room may not be as big as the current Bookstore, however it will be lined with casework and should be a more efficient storage layout.
  • The open area near the Principal's Office will be modified to accommodate the Principal's Secretary.
  • Half-height walls will be added in the Cafeteria to serve as lunch detention area.
  • The Cafeteria will be reviewed in more detail with the Food Service  Director next week. 
  • The Health Room is currently typically used for ISTEP. the proximity to Band can be problematic for this, or just conducting normal class. Testing can now occur in another locations (Community Resource Room) Acoustic separation of the Band Room from the rest of the building should also isolate the noise from other spaces.
  • The Coaches' Room and the AD Storage room should be swapped to allow the Coaches' office to be adjacent to the locker room.  A door from the Office in to the Locker Room should be provided.
  • Building Storage is needed somewhere to accommodate Student Council, Fourpaws, and Read-n-Feed with caged dividers.
  • Gym storage rooms will be added along the south wall of the main gym. Gym storage rooms should be considered for access control so Athletics does not steal PE space and vice versa. 
  • Gym Lockers
    • The secondary corridor at the Locker rooms will be deleted and the locker rooms will be expanded. 
    • Box lockers should be provided for every student (1000 total) and changing lockers should be provided for 40 in each locker room.
    • The PE Office should have a direct connection to the locker rooms for supervision.
  • Number of toilets in the classroom wings is a concern because the students don't have enough time during passing periods to use the restrooms with the number of fixtures they have.  The layouts will be revised to increase the number of fixtures without increasing the overall square footage.
  • The number of fixtures in the Faculty Restrooms should also be increased if possible. Secure locks on the faculty restrooms should be considered using staff swipe cards to keep student away.
  • Science:
    • The two Science Rooms on the end will be set up similarly to conventional science labs with perimeter cabinets with sinks. Epoxy top tables will be provided in the room that can be set up in classroom style or pushed against the perimeter to make lab workstations. Outlets will be placed in the face of the perimeter cabinets at every station.
    • The Room sandwiched between the Science Labs will become a Projects Room.
    • A connecting Storage Room for each Science Lab will also be placed between the two labs.
    • Science Labs require only hot and cold water. No gas or air is required. 
    • A teacher's demo station will be provided in each lab.
  • Resource Rooms will utilize a demountable partition (furniture) to break the space into 2.
  • Team rooms will be used by staff and could include a copier. A operable partition will separate the room ito 2 haves.
  • Music
    • The Band Room will be slightly reduced which will allow the support spaces to expand. 
    • The number of Band practice rooms could be reduced.
    • A third ensemble area should be provided if possible. Options outside of the Music area were discussed (such as the Wrestling Room) 
    • A sink and water fountain will be added to the Band Office.
    • The Choral Room should include movable risers to accommodate 70 students.
    • Storage is needed for 20 keyboards in the Choral Room.
    • The number of Choir Practice Rooms can be reduced to 2.
    • the Choir Library can be incorporated into the Choral Office.
    • A mirror with sliding markerboard in front on rollers should be provided in the Choral Room.
    • Windows should be provided between the Choral Ensemble and the Choral Room
  • Site
    • The bus turnaround loop is a great place for flagpoles.  It was suggested that there be 3 flagpoles at this location; one US flag, one State of Indiana flag, and one Greenwood Schools flag.


Second Floor plan adjustments discussed:

  •  Provide storage rooms for FACS and Industrial Tech.
  • The Cardio Room should be designed to accommodate 30 people.  This will allow the room to decrease in size and provide space for a larger Industrial Tech shop.
  • Glass should be provided between ITE shop and stations area..
  • The Computers Rooms should add support spaces between the rooms. One of these rooms should be for recording (podcasts, etc.) and should accommodate 4-6 people.  The room to the north should be the computer office .
  • The podcast room should also accommodate a green screen for video production.
  • Computer labs should be setup with perimeter workstations or in rows for single point viewing of all screens. Outlets will be placed around the room so the room can be used in either layout.
  • A processing center may be added in the Media Center to house central copier, laminator and other special reproduction needs.
  • A data room will be added near the entrance to the second floor mechanical room.


Third Floor plan adjustments discussed:

  • The Team Room will be a Resource Room similar to the 1st and 2nd floors.
  • The area across from the elevator is unassigned space. This space will likely be used as Building Storage.

July 14 Plan review

July 14 Meeting with Principal Sutton and Assistant Principal Brinker:
Mark-ups shown below were made during review meeting of the floor plans for the New Greenwood Middle School:
FIRST FLOOR 07/14/15
First Floor Plan adjustments discussed:

  • Swap the Large Conference Room with an office to place Conf. room on outside wall
  • Reduce the Clinic size and provide an enclosed workroom behind the Reception desk
    • Mailboxes could be backloaded from this room and accessed from the Corridor
  • 1st floor classrooms adjacent to the Admin Area will be Essential Skills Rooms. A Restroom and Changing Room will be provided with the Life Skills Room.  Laundry should be provided in the Life Skills area.
  • The elevator should be moved to easier access location.
  • The Work room may be eliminated and the space could be used for Itinerant Office
  • The north team room on each floor will be a Resource Room.  An operable partition may be provided in the room to divide when needed.
  • The south Team room will also have an operable partition to allow it to split in two when needed.
  • Science rooms will be set up with a common lab in between 2 Science classrooms. Open ceilings?
  • Typical classrooms will have storage cabinets along the back wall of the classroom. One of these will be a teacher's wardrobe unit, another will be a file cabinet. The rest will be general storage - all tall cabinets.
  • An Athletic Director Office and AD secretary should be added near the south entrance.
  • A Laundry Room should be added for athletics.
  • Alternative Ed room should be provided in the room indicated as Head End. The Head End room (Corporation Technology Room) will be located on the 2nd Floor.
  • Family Restrooms should be provided off the south side of the Commons.
  • Locker rooms should have a PE Office in side adjacent to the door.  
  • The Restrooms shown near the south entry should relocate to be more centralized to the Gym and split the locker rooms.
  • A health room should be added near the South Gym entrance.
  • A Gym curtain will be provided on the main Gym floor to subdivide the cross courts when needed.
  • The Gym will be used for assembly. A screen and projector should be provided here.
  • The bleachers of the Auxiliary Gym will extend the length of the court. they will likely only have 3 rows.
  • A Janitors Closet should be provided adjacent to the Wrestling Room.
  • The Band Room will likely relocate their existing sound system and instrument storage casework (these are both relatively new items).
  • Band would like to have a 3rd Ensemble Room for up to 30 people. it was discussed that this function may be performed in the Corridor when required.


  • FACS will be relocated to the east side of the building. The FACS setup 
  • Computer Labs will be located where FACS is currently shown
  • FACS and Art will surround the Industrial Tech Room. 
  • Industrial Tech uses the Synergy module stations - 15 stations currently. A shop area should also be provided that at least matches their existing shop area.
  • The corporation Technology Room will be located adjacent to the Media Center
  • The Community Resource/Training Room will be located adjacent to the Media Center. This room may also serve as the Study Hall location, scheduling of this room will need to be coordinated.  
  • A glass operable partition will split the Community Resource/Training Room  into 2 sections.
  • Student lockers will be provided in the classroom wings on each floor. A total of 1,000 lockers is the goal for the project.