This new 130,000 square foot middle school replaced the old 1970’s school sharing the same campus. The two-story building features a brick and glass exterior. The facility includes 35 classrooms, 6 science labs, breakout rooms for individual and small group learning, a full size gym with weights and fitness rooms, music and art rooms, a stage, a student media production classroom, and administrative areas. The site includes outdoor classroom space, a plaza, and playfields. The design centers around Learning Communities within classroom areas for use by teachers and students with integrated technology in each Learning Community. Books and periodicals typically found in a centralized media center are distributed to each grade level for more direct access. The International Baccalaureate and STEM programs are integrated into the building design, promoting academic excellence.Green aspects of the project include solatubes, lightshelves, lighting controls, ice storage, radiant floorings, low VOC materials, a white roof, and low-E windows. AHMS is LEED Silver Certified.
“JHL is one of the best contractors that I have had the opportunity to work with. JHLis quite experienced at building schools and takes knowledge from one project to the next. They visualize and manage the job site weeks ahead of time. There have been no emergencies with this project. All potential issues or conflicts have been identified weeks ahead of time, allowing everyone to respond with careful thought, which saves time and money. JHL takes great pride in the quality of work that they deliver. They hold subcontractors to high levels of quality and I have full confidence in JHL to deliver any school project.”
Formerly with Aurora Public Schools