Future Public School in Garden City strives to prepare students by using a STEM and future focused teaching model. erstad ARCHITECTS teamed up with the school to provide an innovative building and flexible learning spaces that would support that vision. Given the tight site parameters, the strategy was to build up. The 3 story building includes 18 large classrooms built to maximize creative use of the space, as well as a computer lab, break out spaces, student collaboration and flex rooms. Key to the project’s success relies on the community partnership with the adjacent Boys & Girls Club and a city park, providing the school with access to areas needed to operate with the limited building footprint.
Outside, innovative material use and a playful front entry showcase the school’s inventive approach to education. Inside the theme continues with energizing color use in the classrooms and on core elements throughout the building.