Arlington Elementary School
Renovation/Addition - Baltimore City Public Schools - Baltimore, MD
To transform Arlington Elementary into a twenty first century learning environment, the interior of the original building is completely gutted and reconfigured, maintaining the historic character of the original building with space added to the south. New additions to the building will be added to the South side of the building to maintain the historic character of the exterior.
A new four-story stair and elevator tower is located on axis with the main entrance creating a central circulation spine connecting all four levels. Adjacent to the stair is an addition to expand the dining room. A terrace stepping down on the exterior to the level of the addition allows natural light into the dining room and creates and outdoor eating area.
A one story-addition is added to the Early Child Development Center to fit in with the fabric of the smaller scale housing across the street. This addition has a separate entrance and is funded and operated by the Weinstein Foundation.
Designed in association with Design Collective, Inc., Arlington is currently on hold pending re-programming by City Schools.