Goodview Elementary School
Virginia School Boards Association Best New Elementary School, 2001
Bedford County Public Schools
Bedford County, Virginia
Spectrum Design developed a program for a 82,060 SF, 750-student prototypical elementary school that not only met the current needs of a growing school district, but also has the ability to accommodate future educational programs in order to keep pace with the constantly evolving field of education.
The design concept developed from the program is clear and concise. The layout is efficient, and offers ample flexibility to meet future needs, as well as changing student enrollment patterns over the years. The school contains three classroom wings, one each for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. These wings permit grouping of similar aged students for effective instruction, as well as providing a home base for each grade level. The classrooms are arranged within the wings in such a way that, when necessary, selected classrooms can be shared among wings to accommodate a fluctuating enrollment.