Southern Hills Middle School
On a site overlooking the Flatirons of Boulder, this renovation included a gymnasium, music department, science classrooms, a media center, and a new classroom wing. The existing building had little or no windows in many of the classrooms. The challenge was to develop a vocabulary similar to the simplicity of the 1950’s building, while opening up views to the Flatirons, bringing in natural daylight, and expressing the dynamic character of the schools culture. The solution: the building’s form expresses the geological forces that created the Flatirons.
Work performed by Buddy Poppitt while Senior Designer at MOA Architecture.