The Design Plan
Williamsburg and James City, Virginia, make up the jointly operated school system of Williamsburg-James City County Public School. Due to an increase in enrollment, their existing James Blair Middle School was at capacity. This influx of students, due to the growing population, led them to realize that they needed a new facility.
Phase 1 of the new middle school encompassed an existing classroom wing of the original structure and repurposed and expanded the remainder. The renovated and newly constructed school reflects an emphasis on 21st century learning, preparing students to become active, successful, and contributing members of society. The design intent focused on creating an environment that stimulates creativity, problem solving, and open communication.
Phase 1 houses 600 students, and a future phase is projected to accommodate 900 additional students.