January 18, 2010
NEW LEE MIDDLE SCHOOL OPENS FOR THE 2009-10 SCHOOL YEAR
$28.6 Million Campus Doubles The School’s Student Capacity
ORLANDO, Fla. (January 18, 2010) – C.T. Hsu + Associates has completed the master planning and comprehensive modernization of 52-year-old Lee Middle School in Orange County, Fla. Clark Construction Group served as construction manager for the project.
The 141,825 GSF campus located at 1201 Maury Road in Orlando’s College Park neighborhood serves as a feeder school for Edgewater High School, also under construction using CTH+A’s new urban school design.
Originally designed to serve 600 students, Lee Middle School’s enrollment had swelled over the years to more than 1,000 students by the beginning of the project, requiring the use of more than 20 portables classrooms. CTH+A worked closely with Orange County Public Schools to design a master plan that added 73,561 GSF of new space and renovated/remodeled 50,988 GSF of existing space to increase the school’s capacity to 1,215 students. Planning efforts also included careful project phasing and the relocation of students on campus during construction.
“The facility is absolutely beautiful with bright colored corridors and high ceilings,” according to District 6 Orange County School Board Member Nancy Robbinson. The College Park Community Paper reports that, “the many improvements at Lee Middle School provide a wonderful learning environment.”
C.T. Hsu + Associates (www.cthsu.com) is an Orlando-based architectural planning and design firm celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009. A past “Firm of the Year” as selected by the American Institute of Architects - Florida Association, CTH+A focuses on a mix of projects in the education, government, transportation and mixed-use development sectors. Its multidisciplinary approach ranges from urban planning and design to architecture and interiors.
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