Benjamin Benschneider
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From the 2023 Architectural Portfolio: Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

April 25, 2024
The project was recognized as an outstanding design in the Renovation/Modernization category.

The Vancouver School of Arts and Academics in Vancouver, Washington, combines arts and academics for students in grades six to 12. To overcome space constraints and security challenges, the school built a two-story addition and entry building that creates a secure enclosed courtyard. This revamped main entry connects to the courtyard, which now houses a new outdoor theater, science lab, and the existing Peace Garden, offering safe outdoor learning spaces. The addition increases student capacity by 200 and integrates a flexible black box theater with the commons area, T he building program thoughtfully incorporates opportunities for students to display their artwork, including rotating gallery walls at the new entry.

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