Presbyterian College’s new apartment housing complex creates an incentive for student success by rewarding seniors with prime residential amenities. Three buildings, housing a total of 144 seniors in 36 four-bedroom suites, define a central quad of green space supporting student activity. This quad connects organically with the center of campus, the relationships of new and existing pedestrian pathways reinforcing safe connections and the vitality of the campus core. Additional amenities include outdoor verandas, on-site laundry, and dedicated parking.
Northside Elementary School houses York County School District 3's arts and magnet program for the community of Rock Hill. The project team was tasked with developing a master plan for the school campus, allowing for a new arts wing addition to be constructed while planning for demolition and replacement of existing classroom wings in the future. The school sits on a neighborhood site that has major topographic changes, creating a complex design challenge. The final solution maximizes the project budget, expands deficient core capacity spaces and provides an inviting and creative building that truly instills the arts, the core of Northside's mission.
Culinary Arts, one of the center’s most popular programs, will be housed in a new addition at the front corner of the school, offering an opportunity to highlight the program in a prominent location on site. The showpiece of the addition is a daylight-filled Culinary Arts lab designed around three large stainless steel cooking suites that integrate counter space, storage, and cooking equipment. A generous expanse of glass tracks across the lab and opens up at the corner nearest the main entrance to the parking lot, offering views of student activity within and animating the school’s street front presence.
A second addition at the rear of the school will provide classroom and lab space for life skills style curriculum. Three flexible classrooms accommodate small group activities as well as hands-on instruction on daily living skills. Each classroom features a large window that provides daylight and views of the heavily treed landscape that surrounds the school. A shared residential style kitchen space will be used for cooking instruction and demonstrations.