Architecture

Education

Maize Middle School

With middle school enrollment within Maize USD 266 approaching capacity and projected to increase 7% in the next five years, the existing North Maize Middle School needed an extensive updating and improvement. The existing spaces were not able to handle the projected additional 100+ students while still meeting the evolving needs of the district. Originally built as a high school in the early eighties and added onto several times, the existing 30-year-old building was cramped and limited in its flexibility. Outdated classrooms did not meet the needs of today’s students and teachers, hallways were narrow and crowded, finishes were showing their age and there was little natural light.

Expanding and renovating North Maize Middle School provided for the needed space and flexibility for future student enrollment and improvements to the school. Expansions included a new Cafeteria/Auditorium with Stage, Kitchen, Administration, Science Classrooms as well as Locker Rooms. Renovations included rearranging existing classroom configurations and administration to efficiently layout and organize new classrooms, turn the existing commons space into Music Instructional space as well as give a facelift to existing classrooms.