Richmond hill k-8 replacement school
The new Richmond Hill Replacement K-8 Replacement School replaces the older Sego Middle School and Rollins Elementary School facilities, both built in the 1960's. This was part of Richmond County's right-size initiative. The design for Richmond Hill is focused on a core space that includes the cafetorium, gymnasium, media center, chorus, band, and visual art spaces, all shared by the K-8 students. There are 3 classroom wings that radiate from the core area. Pre-K thru 2nd grade occupy one wing with it's own drop-off canopy. Grades 3rd - 5th are located in a second wing, and grades 6th - 8th are located in the 3rd wing. The classroom wing for grades 6th - 8th also has its own drop-off canopy to help minimize interaction between the middle aged students and the elementary students. S3DG chose a moderate, vibrant design for the school. Exterior materials include three colors of brick, five colors of ACM panels, and expanses of storefront glazing. The large amount of exterior glazing provides plenty of natural light to the interior spaces of the building to enhance the students learning experience. The school is planned for an expansion of 4 classrooms, at the end of each wing, for a total of 12 additional classrooms.