Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary
Year Completed: 2011
Project Size: 123,000 Sqft
This new elementary school is located in the fast growing Big Cove area of Huntsville. Designed for a student capacity of 800, the school contains 44 classrooms and a unique cafeteria themed around a park lodge. Being located near a nature preserve, many natural elements were incorporated into the design.
The exterior incorporates many exposed heavy timber elements along with an ample use of stone and earth colored brick so that it has an appearance of growing from the site. The wood and stone look was carried inside throughout the lobby and the cafeteria.
The project won the 2011 Top Block Award from the Alabama Concrete Industries Association.