Jackson Creek Elementary School

Columbia, SC

This design-build project with Thompson Turner Construction created a new 747 student elementary school with a compact two-story footprint. The grade levels are grouped into “neighborhoods” with five to six classrooms opening to a central learning hub with shared collaboration space for small group projects. The flexible, 21st century learning environment includes a media center, commons area for dining with a stage/performance space, and music and PE rooms. The school opens to natural outdoor learning labs on tree-buffered site nestled between wetlands.

The exterior, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, combines stone, brick, and colored glass accents entry tower.