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From the 2022 Architectural Portfolio: Forest Hill Elementary School

March 31, 2023
The project was recognized in the Elementary School category.

The design of Forest Hill Elementary School in Germantown, Tenn., provides clarity in response to complex demands, site characteristics, available resources, and educational equity. Embraced by a canopy of mature trees, the 36-acre campus provides views to the north of a pond shadowed by a 300-year-old tree. The site serves as an extension of the classroom, transitioning into nature while providing safety for students and the neighborhood. Transparent academic spaces are oriented around an external tree bosque that provides daylighting and access to outdoor classrooms and playground. Classrooms are linked to multipurpose and administrative spaces via double-loaded corridors adorned in bright, contrasting colors that promote both external views and internal security.

Read more about Forest Hill Elementary School and view a photo gallery at SchoolDesigns.com.

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